Man Stabbed With Sword, Prompting 10-Hour Standoff in Downtown L.A.; Attacker Not Found

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A man who allegedly stabbed someone with a sword in downtown Los Angeles prompted an hourslong standoff outside an apartment building Wednesday, but the assailant was not found by police.

Police respond to a stabbing reported in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Police respond to a stabbing reported in downtown Los Angeles on Sept. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident began about 3:15 a.m. near the intersection of East Washington Boulevard and Los Angeles Street.

The suspect walked out of an apartment building and attacked a man who was walking with a woman in the area, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera confirmed.

The unidentified victim told police he was stabbed with a sword before the attacker went back into the apartment building and barricaded himself. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, a spokesperson for LAPD said.

About 1 p.m., police said the standoff had "been resolved." The attacker was not found inside, according to LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman

No details about what happened to the woman who had been with the victim were immediately available.

It was unclear if there was any prior relationship between the attacker, the victim and the woman.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang and Melissa Pamer contributed to this report.

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