PANORAMA CITY (CNS) – Police are looking Tuesday for the person who stabbed a nurse in the neck inside Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City.
Los Angeles Police Department officers were called about 6:50 p.m. Monday to the hospital at 14850 Roscoe Blvd., between Sepulveda and Van Nuys boulevards, on reports of the stabbing, CBS2 reported.
The victim, a 49-year-old nurse who works at Mission Community Hospital, was found with a stab wound inside the building and he was taken in unknown condition to another hospital for treatment, police reported. He was also slashed on his right hand during the attack, according to media reports from Fox 11.
The suspect left the scene before police arrived and was described as a man between 40 and 50 years old, is about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds, according to police. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt and a backpack.
Events leading up to the stabbing were under investigation. Anyone with information was asked to call the LAPD at 877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.