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Suspect In Standoff With LAPD After Stabbing Man With Sword In Reported 'Love Triangle' Incident

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A man remains barricaded inside a downtown L.A. apartment on Wednesday morning after allegedly attacking another man with a sword, says the LAPD.

Police received a call about the incident at about 2:55 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Upon arriving at the scene at the 200 block of East Washington Boulevard, officers discovered that one man had suffered a severe hand injury. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition, Rosario Herrera, a public information officer with the LAPD, told LAist.

As reported at NBC 4, the incident happened when the man was walking with a woman to her apartment on East Washington Boulevard. Upon arriving, the assailant came out of the woman’s residence and stabbed the man with a sword. The assailant went back into the apartment and barricaded himself inside. As of 10:20 a.m. he was still in a standoff with police. Officer Irma Mota of the LAPD told NBC 4 that the victim and the woman were part of a “love triangle.”

Herrera told LAist that, due to police activity, service on the Metro Blue Line has been interrupted between the Washington and Grand/Los Angeles Trade-Technical College stations. Metro advises commuters to consider taking buses to avoid delays in the area.

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