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One Year Ago Today (September 12, 2021)…Police asked the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect who they believe stabbed two people within a half-hour in the Mid City community of Los Angeles.

At about 9:15 a.m. Saturday, officers responding to an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon call reported that a woman had been stopped by a suspect and stabbed in the upper body with a knife, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

“She had stopped and took off her headphones, trying to understand what the suspect was yelling at her, when the suspect stabbed her,” police said. “The suspect fled on foot. Moments later another call was generated with the same description of the suspect, who was challenging people with a knife.”

About 20 minutes later, officers saw a person on a bus bench at the northeast corner of Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue bleeding in the face.

Both victims were taken to local hospitals and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

“All these incidents happened within half an hour from each other,” police said. “Detectives believe that these crimes were committed by the same suspect and are seeking the public’s help in identifying him.”

The suspect was described as a bald, 5-foot-5-inch tall Black man weighing approximately 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark purple baggy shirt and gray baggy cargo shorts.

Detectives with the LAPD Wilshire Station’s Major Assault Crime unit urged anyone with information regarding the suspect to call them at 213-922-8235 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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