Police are looking for the person who stabbed a Los Angeles County hospital worker Monday night.
Officers received a call for an assault with a deadly weapon from Mission Community Hospital in Panorama City around 6:50 p.m., police told FOX 11. Upon arrival, they found a person with stab wounds .
The stabbing victim was taken to another hospital for treatment, but officers did not provide identification or an update on his condition.
The hospital released a statement that the victim did not know her attacker, KTLA reports.
The incident prompted a temporary lockdown at the hospital, according to local media.
“It’s just scary, and it’s just a really sad thing that this is happening in a place where you’re really trying to help people and save them,” Dr James Higgins told KABC. “Instead, it’s almost as if the opposite is happening right in front of the hospital.”
Police told the TV station that the suspect was chased from the hospital by good Samaritans but was not apprehended. Witnesses said he ran along Willis Avenue.
The suspect is described as a man in his 40s or 50s, last seen wearing a black hoodie, shirt and backpack.
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