Man stabs parents, holds father hostage inside Woodland Hills home

A man was taken into custody after police say he stabbed his parents, then held his father hostage at their home in Woodland Hills.

It all started around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, when officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to an "assault with a deadly weapon" call at a home in the 24200 block of Hatteras Street. When they arrived at the home, they were allegedly confronted by a man holding someone hostage. 

"We had a male armed with a knife," Officer Rosario Cervantes said.

Officers saw the person in mortal danger and one quick-thinking officer used a less-than-lethal method to break the hold of the captor. The suspect was tazed then taken into custody.

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Police said the suspect allegedly stabbed both his parents. 


Paramedics transported one person, with moderate injuries, and two others, with serious to critical injuries, to a hospital, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

Information on what led to the stabbing was not immediately available.