A man suspected of injuring three people during a stabbing attack near a liquor store in the Harvard Heights neighborhood of Central Los Angeles was arrested after returning to the scene on Wednesday.
About 11:30 a.m., an employee notified police he saw the suspect enter the store, A&S Liquor Market at 3088 W. Pico Blvd.
Investigators responded and searched the area for the man, but after being unable to find him went back inside the shop to review security video.
A short time later, a KTLA crew spotted an individual outside the store who appeared to match a surveillance image of the suspect and alerted the LAPD detectives who were already on scene.
Video shows the officers confronting the man outside the shop and taking him into custody.
His name has not yet been released.
The man was captured in the area of Pico Boulevard and Western Avenue, where officials said he was suspected of stabbing three people less than 12 hours earlier.
A store employee told KTLA he witnessed the man stealing beer on Tuesday night and went to confront him, holding a steel bar because the man was armed with a knife.
"Basically he was trying to stab me too, so I had a rod ... and I chased him out," said the worker, who did not want to be identified.
Once outside, the man allegedly stabbed three people, including a 40-year-old man who was using a bat to defend himself.
Just before midnight, officers responded to a report of a man with a knife who had gotten into a physical altercation with three victims found at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
All three victims had suffered stab wounds and were severely injured when they were transported to nearby hospitals. The 40-year-old man was also beaten with a bat, an LAPD spokesperson said.
The victims were later reported to be in stable condition with injuries that were not life-threatening.
A second man has also been arrested in connection with the crime, police said. Officials have yet to release information on that man's identity or his suspected role.
No motive for the attack was given.