A suspect accused of stabbing and carjacking a man outside a Redondo Beach shopping plaza last week was identified Tuesday as a 30-year-old from Minnesota.

Police allege Silas John Marczak approached the victim in the parking lot near a Smart & Final store in the 600 block of North Pacific Coast Highway on Dec. 29 and stabbed him in the upper body before taking off in the man’s Jeep Cherokee.

Marczak was spotted by authorities in Rancho Palos Verdes, and led them on a brief chase before crashing into another vehicle, then two telephone poles and a cinder block wall near Western Avenue and Avenida Aprenda, said Lt. Shawn Freeman of the Redondo Beach Police Department.

Marczak was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and subsequently transferred to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Medical Inmate facility.

He is set to be arraigned Wednesday in a Torrance courtroom on one felony count each of assault with a deadly weapon, carjacking and second-degree burglary, and a misdemeanor count of giving false information to a police officer, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The victim, whose name was withheld, was hospitalized for days “and is recovering at home,” Freeman said.

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