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Man stabbed 14 times by intruder in Palmdale model home

August 24, 2009 |  2:09 pm

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who broke into a model home in Palmdale and stabbed another man 14 times before fleeing the scene.

An employee of Atlanta-based Beazer Homes USA Inc. responded Aug. 8 to a silent alarm triggered at the home in the 1500 block of West Avenue P-6, said officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The unidentified employee was confronted by the man, who wielded a small screwdriver, said deputies at the Palmdale station.

The assailant stabbed the victim 14 times in the chest, shoulder and back area, but the injured man was expected to recover, Deputy Robbie Royster said.

The assailant is described as about 6 feet tall, 17 to 20 years old, and weighing 150 to 160 pounds. He is clean-shaven and has neatly trimmed hair and a light-caramel-colored complexion, according to a bulletin issued by the Palmdale station. He was wearing a short-sleeved dark blue T-shirt with black pants and was carrying a medium-sized dark blue backpack with gray trim.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives in Palmdale at (661) 272-2400.

-- Ann M. Simmons