LOS FELIZ — A man and a woman were stabbed in two separate incidents blocks apart on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz on Wednesday, April 6, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. An investigation is underway to identify the suspect and to determine if the crimes are connected.
At 12:22 a.m., a man was approached by a suspect at the train platform of Vermont Avenue and Sunset Avenue and was stabbed with a deadly weapon. The victim stumbled into the intersection, the LAPD told KTLA 5.
Three minutes later, at around 12:25 a.m., a female victim was sitting on the stairs of the Starbucks at Vermont Avenue and Prospect Avenue when a suspect approached her from behind and put a knife to her throat and slashed her. The female victim fought the suspect off and was able to grab the knife from him, but was stabbed in the stomach in the process.
Both victims were transported to local hospitals and listed in critical, but stable condition.
The female victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male, bald, 28-30 years of age, standing 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. The male was unable to provide a description of the suspect to authorities.
Anyone with additional information about either incident is asked to call LAPD Northeast Detectives at (323) 561-3477. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.