Koreatown stabbing suspect escapes after standoff

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.


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.