Chilling bodycam footage shows man wielding TWO katanas brought down by cops after stabbing mother
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A 23-year-old man was tased twice and arrested after police spotted him brandishing two Katana swords in the middle of the street in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles. Authorities later found a 43-year-old woman in the front yard of her house covered in blood with multiple stab wounds. The LAPD has confirmed the man was involved in a family dispute and the other woman was his mother.
Disturbing bodycam footage shows Eric Herrera loitering around on the 1200 block of South Victoria Avenue in central LA on October 18, armed with the two swords. Police immediately ordered the man to drop the swords but he did not cooperate. Cops then tasered him, causing him to drop to the ground. An officer then seized one of the swords and ordered him to drop the second. He was tasered a second time, forcing him to drop the other sword.
In another section of the same video released by LAPD, officers found a woman suffering from lacerations and cuts to her hands while being covered in blood. The officer soon rendered aid to the woman, while questioning if anybody else was hurt in the incident. The woman warned the officers that she had a daughter in the house who was hiding and assured them that the daughter had not been harmed. Officers applied a tourniquet to her arm to prevent the loss of blood from the deep cut on her hand.
The woman was hospitalized and said to be in stable condition, according to Daily Mail. Police found Herrera walking on the streets with two swords alongside a dog who was unharmed. The alleged ordeal took place after the Wilshire patrol officers received a call informing an assault with a deadly weapon was taking place. Herrera was arrested for attempted murder, police said. He is currently being detained at the LA county jail with bail set at $1 million.