Three people are in critical condition after they were stabbed to death at Encino Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles by a suspect who reportedly entered the building in “fear”.
Three people are in critical condition after being stabbed to death at a Los Angeles medical center, police said.
The stabbings took place at Encino Hospital Medical Center, with the suspect then barricaded himself in a room, sources say.
Several people were taken out of the building on stretchers, including one person who appeared to be wearing a hospital uniform.
LAPD officers were called to the Ventura Boulevard hospital at 3:50 p.m. local time, spokesman Drake Madison said.
He said two people were found in serious condition.
Then Nicholas Prange, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, later confirmed that three people were taken to a trauma center in critical condition.
A man who appeared to be in his mid to late 30s reportedly went to the medical center and complained of anxiety before beginning the stabbing.
The suspect has now been arrested by police and is in custody, a hospital spokesman said NBC Los Angeles.
At least one medical worker was injured, a police source told the Los Angeles Times.
And the source has barricaded himself in a room at the hospital, the source added.
It comes after a gunman killed four people and then shot himself after a “catastrophic” attack on a medical center in Oklahoma on June 1.
More than 20 police cars and other emergency vehicles rushed to the Warren Clinic, a medical center on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where the shooting took place.
Police described the scene as “catastrophic” as a man armed with two weapons, a long gun and a handgun, entered the building and then opened fire.
A spokesman for the Tulsa Police Department confirmed that a total of five people died and ten people were injured.
It later emerged that the attacker committed the massacre because he was unhappy with a doctor about the results of a recent back operation.
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