Horrifying footage shows disabled man, 82, being stabbed with knife while dining inside Taco Bell

Horrifying footage shows disabled man, 82, being stabbed with knife while dining inside Taco Bell
Surveillance footage from inside the eatery that shows the attacker brutally stabbing an 82-years old elderly man (KTLA 5/YouTube screenshot)

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MAR VISTA, LOS ANGELES: An 82-year-old man was brutally stabbed by another man while dining inside a restaurant in Mar Vista, in Los Angeles last week. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the attack took place on October 3 at around 6:55 pm on the 12000 block of Venice Boulevard and the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call at around 7pm. Authorities have described the attack as ‘brutal’ and are currently on the hunt to nab the suspect. 

According to a report in Fox News, the elderly man was eating at Taco Bell when the incident took place. The LAPD released surveillance footage from inside the eatery on Thursday, October 13, that shows the attacker walking in the restaurant with a knife and a small red skateboard. The attacker then approaches the man who is seen eating next to his wheelchair. He then stabs the man from behind and flees the scene.

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The victim, who was stabbed in the neck and shoulder, was being treated by paramedics when police arrived on the scene. The man had significant wounds and was transported to the hospital. He is recovering, according to authorities, and his status was last described as stable.

Police said, the attacker then ran away heading toward Inglewood Avenue. A bald man in his 20s or 30s was identified as a suspect by the police. The guy is described as being 130 pounds in weight and height between 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-6. According to the LAPD, the suspect also has a massive tattoo on the back of his head and a smaller one just near his left eye.  

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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect. Anyone with information about this incident is now requested to contact Detective Luis Jurado at 310- 482-6369, or via email at [email protected] Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on ‘Anonymous Web Tips’ under the ‘Get Involved-Crime Stoppers’ menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the ‘P3 Tips’ mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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