LOS ANGELES (AP) – On Friday in the emergency department of a Southern California hospital, a man stabbed and seriously injured three people and remained inside when police tried to persuade him to surrender, authorities said.
The man entered the medical center of Encin Hospital in the San Fernando Valley shortly before 4 pm, LAPD officer Drake Madison said.
“He injured at least two or three paramedics” and stayed inside for about an hour, Madison said.
Firefighters said the three victims were taken to the emergency room in critical condition.
“He doesn’t run around the hospital. It looks like he’s in the area, “and officers” tried to dissuade him, “Madison said.
The attack came just two days after a gunman killed four people and then himself at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The attacker entered the building on the campus of St. Francis Hospital without much trouble a few hours after buying an AR-style rifle, authorities said.
The man killed his surgeon and three other people in the medical office. He accused the doctor that his pain had not stopped after a recent back operation.