Woman Stabbed While Waiting In Line At East L.A. Taco Truck
A 23-year-old woman was with her mother at an East Los Angeles taco truck Wednesday night when a man pulled her out of line and repeatedly stabbed her. CBS LA reports that the suspect grabbed the woman's neck from behind and tried to drag her out of the line in front of multiple witnesses. The attack occurred just before 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Clela Avenue.
The suspect reportedly told investigators that he was high on methamphetamine, and that he did not previously know the victim, according to City News Service. Authorities told the L.A. Times that the suspect told the victim "We're both going to die today," as he dragged her away.
NBC 4 reports that a crowbar-wielding Good Samaritan stepped out of his car and attempted to scare the suspect off. He was also attacked by the suspect, who cut him across his chest, according to the L.A. Times.
Sheriff's deputies who happened to be nearby arrived on scene, stopped the attack, and took the suspect into custody. Sgt. Joe Gonzalez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's East Los Angeles station told LAist that the suspect was taken to a medical facility before being booked, and that the victim was taken to a local hospital and was treated for her injuries. City News Service reports that the victim received wounds to her hands and arms.