A woman who was stabbed with a sword in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles Tuesday night was attacked by her own son, a family member told KTLA Wednesday.
The incident was reported just before midnight in the 1200 block of South Victoria Avenue.
Officers arrived to find a 23-year-old man with a weapon that appeared to be a sword or a machete, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lomeli said.
Body camera footage released late Wednesday by the LAPD showed that the man was armed with a pair of swords before officers used stun guns to incapacitate him and take him into custody.
A 43-year-old woman with stab wounds and was transported to a local hospital, Lomeli said.
The body camera footage shows that she suffered multiple wounds, including lacerations to her arm and torso.
There was no immediate word on the condition of the victim, but a family member later told KTLA that she was in stable condition.
The unidentified family member also said the incident was all part of a family dispute in which the woman’s son attacked his mother.
The young man had been troubled for quite some time before this incident occurred, the family member said.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, Lomeli said.
Witness accounts that a dog was killed in the incident were not true, according to the family member.
Though the body camera footage showed a dog near the man as he was hit by a stun gun, the dog appears to run off.