Man charged in LA hospital stabbing of physician, nurses

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a person with tried homicide after they are saying he stabbed a health care provider and two nurses inside a Southern California hospital emergency ward final week.

Ashkan Amirsoleymani, 35, remained inside a storage room on the Encino Hospital Medical Center in the San Fernando Valley for hours on Friday earlier than police arrested him, authorities stated. His arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.

He is being held on $3 million bail on three counts of tried homicide with allegations of inflicting nice bodily damage. It was not instantly clear whether or not he had an lawyer who may communicate on his behalf.

The legal criticism towards Amirsoleymani lists 5 earlier convictions, together with assault with a lethal weapon in 2008 and assault by means of drive prone to produce nice bodily damage in 2018.

Police beforehand stated Amirsoleymani had parked his automobile in the center of a avenue and went to the emergency room, the place he requested for remedy for anxiousness. Prosecutors say he first stabbed the physician after which the 2 nurses.

A witness described the chaotic scene as a “bloodbath” to the Los Angeles Times.

There was no proof that he knew the victims, Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton stated at a information convention Friday. He remained inside a room in the hospital for about 4 hours as SWAT crew members tried to to barter with him earlier than he was lastly arrested.

Friday’s assault got here solely two days after a gunman killed 4 individuals after which himself at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The assailant bought inside a constructing on the Saint Francis Hospital campus with little bother, simply hours after shopping for an AR-style rifle, authorities stated.

The man killed his surgeon and three different individuals at a medical office. He blamed the physician for his persevering with ache after a current again operation.

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