BY LUCY GUANUNA
EAST LOS ANGELES — A woman waiting in line at a Whittier Boulevard taco truck was stabbed in the hands by a man who told the victim that they were both going to die, according to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
The woman was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, said Sgt. Joe Gonzalez at the East Los Angeles sheriff’s station. The suspect attempted to stab her in the neck and stomach, but the victim was able to block the knife and was stabbed in the hands. Gonzalez said the victim did not know the suspect, who attacked her at about 10 p.m. near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Clela Avenue
A bystander who tried to stop the assault was left with a superficial laceration to the chest, said Gonzalez.
Deputies were in the area at the time and were able to stop the attack and arrest the suspect on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the Pasadena Star-News. The man admitted to the deputies that he was using meth all day, said the Pasadena Star-News.
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Lucy Guanuna is a freelance reporter who has covered a variety of issues, including business, education and social justice movements in her native Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the Daily Sundial, L.A. Activist, and the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
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