Worker stabbed at Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City; police looking for suspect

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PANORAMIC CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A hospital worker was stabbed Monday night in Panorama City, leading to a closure of the facility, authorities say.

Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division were sent to Mission Community Hospital on Roscoe Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m.

The suspect – a man in his 40s or 50s – was armed with a knife and stabbed the worker at the entrance to the hospital, police said.

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The employee had to go to another hospital with a trauma center for treatment.

A doctor at Panorama City hospital told Eyewitness News that other doctors and nurses mobilized to help the victim, who is in stable condition.

Police said the suspect was evicted from the hospital by Good Samaritans, but was not apprehended. According to witnesses, he allegedly ran off along Willis Avenue.

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The lockdown was later lifted.

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