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Man Charged With Attempted Murder in Stabbing of Nurse in Sylmar

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A 26-year-old man was charged with attempted murder Tuesday after allegedly stabbing a nurse at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar on Easter Sunday.


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Ramiro Carnalla, who was being held on more than $1-million bail, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday but failed to appear, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

A bench warrant was issued and he was expected to be arraigned on Wednesday, the release stated.

Prosecutors said Carnalla called 911 from his cell phone outside of Olive View Hospital claiming to have a weapon.

When police arrived he went inside the hospital and stabbed a nurse several times, the release stated.

A knife was recovered at the scene, according to authorities.

Carnalla was also charged with one felony count of resisting arrest and two misdemeanor counts of assault and battery in connection with the stabbing.

Court documents showed that Carnalla had a previous conviction in 2012 of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury.

The L.A. County Sheriff’s department previously spelled the suspect’s name as Romero Carnalla.

Read more at Carnalla, 26, of Los Angeles entered a hospital in the 14400 block of Olive View Drive (map) shortly after 2 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.