Machete-Wielding Attacker Injures Man in Baldwin Hills Area

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A man was injured by a machete-wielding attacker in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw area on May 16, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

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A man armed with a machete attacked and injured a 35-year-old man in the Baldwin/Hills Crenshaw area of South Los Angeles Monday morning, according to LAPD.

Authorities responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the 5000 block of Rodeo Road just before 9:45 a.m. and found the injured man in a parking lot, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado.

The man suffered from a laceration, but was conscious and breathing when the officers found him, she said.

His condition was not immediately known.

The machete-wielding attacker had already left the scene by the time officers arrived, according to Preciado. Police did not have a description of the wanted individual.

No additional information was immediately available.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this story. 

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