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LAPD Tasers suspect after crowbar attack

Map shows area where a crowbar attack was reported, the LAPD said.
Los Angeles police fired a Taser device Monday evening at a suspect after he apparently stabbed a man and struck him with a crowbar, authorities said.

The incident began shortly before 5:30 p.m. near Runnymede Street and Jellico Avenue  in the Lake Balboa area when a dispute escalated into violence, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim was taken to a hospital after he was stabbed and received injuries consistent with being hit by a crowbar, Officer Karen Rayner said. 

"He's undergoing intense treatment," she told The Times. 

After officers responded, the attacker allegedly failed to obey commands and began fighting with the officers, according to police. He was shot at least once with a Taser.

His name and age were not released. No other details were immediately available.

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Map shows area where the crowbar attack was reported. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.

 
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