icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

'Mass stabbing' in Los Angeles, one arrested (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

'Mass stabbing' in Los Angeles, one arrested (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Police in Los Angeles, California have responded to reports of multiple stabbing victims in the Skid Row area, and one person was taken into custody, local media report.

LAPD officers shot and detained a suspect on San Pedro Street around noon local time (2000 GMT). Three stabbing victims were found in the area, KABC reported.

The attack was reported around noon Friday near the intersection of 7th Street and San Julian Street, according to KTLA.

One of the victims was found, treated and transported to a local hospital. There were no reports on the condition of the suspect or the other two victims.

No officers were hurt in the incident.

Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, head of LAPD’s Central Bureau, told the Los Angeles Times that witnesses saw three people stabbed, each in separate Skid Row locations. Arcos also said responding officers were part of LAPD's RESET, or Resources Enhancement Services Enforcement Team, which focus on Skid Row.

Skid Row is an area of Downtown Los Angeles, sandwiched between the Financial District and the Arts District. It contains one of the largest homeless populations in the US.

Dear readers and commenters,

We have implemented a new engine for our comment section. We hope the transition goes smoothly for all of you. Unfortunately, the comments made before the change have been lost due to a technical problem. We are working on restoring them, and hoping to see you fill up the comment section with new ones. You should still be able to log in to comment using your social-media profiles, but if you signed up under an RT profile before, you are invited to create a new profile with the new commenting system.

Sorry for the inconvenience, and looking forward to your future comments,

RT Team.