Koreatown stabbing suspect escapes after standoff
LOS ANGELES - A man accused of stabbing his roommate in the neck in Koreatown is on the run Thursday morning, according to police.
SWAT and crisis negotiators had responded to a Koreatown apartment building complex in the area near 520 S. Hobart Boulevard where the stabbing suspect was allegedly barricaded inside.
But after an hours-long standoff, authorities announced just before 7 a.m. that the suspect was not inside the apartment and had somehow gotten away. Police said they know who the suspect is but has not released that information to the public.
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According to authorities, a confrontation between the suspect and the victim led to the stabbing.
The stabbing victim was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.