A suspect who allegedly stabbed one woman and threatened to cut the throat of a second before being shot by Long Beach police was hospitalized in critical condition Monday.
No officers were injured in the shooting, which happened about 11:35 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Washington Place.
Officers were dispatched about 10:50 p.m. to the 900 block of Washington
Place to investigate a report of a stabbing that had just occurred, police
Upon arrival, they found a woman who had been stabbed multiple times in
the upper body by a suspect she knew, according to the LBPD, which described her injuries as non-life-threatening.
“She advised officers that there was possibly another victim being held
against their will inside a residence in the 800 block of Washington Place,”
according to a police statement.
As more officers arrived, female screams were heard from inside a home on that block, police said.
“The officers were able to locate the exact residence, at which time they could see the suspect through an open door holding a female adult against her will with an unknown stabbing instrument to her throat,” police said.
Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, but he refused, according to police.
“They could hear the suspect making threats to the victim that he was
going to kill her, as she was screaming for help,” according to the LBPD
statement. “The suspect was using the victim as a body shield as officers
tried to negotiate with him to drop the weapon and to surrender peacefully.”
A SWAT team was activated, and after…
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