‘We’re Both Going to Die Today’: Woman Dragged From East L.A. Taco Truck Line, Stabbed Multiple Times

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A man was arrested after allegedly pulling a woman out of a taco truck line in East Los Angeles and stabbing her Wednesday night, authorities said.

The victim was standing near Whittier Boulevard and Clela Avenue about 10:20 p.m. when she was approached by a man who grabbed her from behind, according to Sgt. Joe Gonzalez of the East L.A. Sheriff’s Station.

As he dragged her away from the truck, the man allegedly told the victim, “We’re both going to die today,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

He then allegedly attempted to stab her in the neck, Gonzalez said. She managed to block it and was stabbed multiple times in her hands instead.

At some point, a witness ran in and unsuccessfully attempted to stop the attack with a crowbar, according to Gonzalez.

The wounded victim was taken to a local hospital and last reported to be in stable condition, the Times reported.

The man initially resisted arrest, but he was eventually transported to a hospital for toxicology tests, the sergeant said. The results of the tests are pending.

Gonzalez did not identify the man, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the Times.

No additional information was immediately released.

KTLA’s Irving Last contributed to this story.