Samurai sword rampage leaves 1 dead, 2 injured; LAPD seeks attacker
The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a man who allegedly killed one co-worker and injured two others with a samurai-style sword.
The incident occurred about 10:20 p.m. at a video distribution business on Hayvenhurst Avenue and Saticoy Street in Van Nuys, LAPD officials said.
The victims were rushed to a local hospital, where one was pronounced dead. Details on the other victims were not immediately available.
The LAPD is investigating the attack as a case of workplace violence. Authorities told KTLA News that the suspect is a disgruntled employee who was in the
process of being fired. It's believed the victims were two co-workers
and a manager.
The suspect fled in a blue Toyota RAV4 with license plate 5YTC423.
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Photo: Rescue crews tend to the victims of the attack. Credit: KTLA