A man who had recently been fired from a retirement home in Burbank allegedly fatally stabbed an employee at the facility Friday morning, police said.
The incident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. at the Burbank Retirement Villa, located at 1911 Grismer Avenue.
Responding officers found the woman in her 20s suffering from several stab wounds to the neck and arm, Burbank police said in an updated news release.
The officers saw a man matching the suspect description running from the area while armed with a knife.
The man allegedly refused to comply with the officers’ orders and swung a knife at them, police said. The officers were finally able to take the man down and detain him. Two knives were recovered as evidence, police said.
Witnesses identified the man as the suspect involved in the stabbing, police said. Authorities have not released his name.
The alleged assailant was booked on suspicion of murder and his bail was set at $2 million. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
The victim, meanwhile, was taken to a hospital where she died. She has not been identified, but officials said she worked as a manager at the facility.
Police said the the incident was not random, and that the suspect and victim knew each other. It is unknown, however, if she was involved in the suspect’s termination.
No further details about the stabbing have been released.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed the active scene at the retirement community, where a portion of the first floor was cordoned off with police tape.
Anyone with additional information about the stabbing is asked to call the Burbank Police Department’s investigations division at 818-238-3210.