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Woman Stabs 4 at Target in West Hollywood, Off-Duty Sheriff Makes the Arrest

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Afternoon shopping at Target in West Hollywood this afternoon turned into a nightmare of a situation when a woman allegedly took a knife and began randomly stabbing people. In all, four were injured--at least one of them was left in critical condition.

At around 12:45 p.m., Layla Trawick, a 35-year-old woman from Antioch, allegedly began stabbing people with a kitchen-sized knife, according to the Associated Press. Clay Grant, an off-duty sheriff's deputy, pulled his gun and ordered her to the ground. Because Grant was not in a uniform, the presence of his gun further confused the situation, adding to the panic of a stampede already in progress.