A manhunt is underway after a hospital employee was stabbed on Monday evening, with the suspect fleeing and remaining at large.
The attack unfolded outside the Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City, a neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Hospital spokesperson Craig Garner revealed a male hospital worker had been knifed outside the premises, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“The employee was transferred in stable condition to another facility,” he added.
In this file image attorney Raymond Boucher, right, and emergency room doctors hold a press conference at the Mission Community Hospital calling for more state funding back in January 2009. Police are hunting for a knife man who stabbed a hospital working at the hospital in Panorama City, California.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers were called to the scene just after 6:41 p.m., LAPD officer Annie Hernandez said. They tended to the injured employee and launched a search for his attacker but have yet to catch him.
Fire crews arrived at 7 p.m. and took the stabbing victim to a trauma center, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Hernandez described the suspect as a Latino male, who was around 40 to 50 years old. He is said to be 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing around 140 pounds. The suspect was said to be dressed in black—wearing a hoodie and a hat—and carrying a black backpack.
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