Kate Larsen, James Wulff
A man was arrested after allegedly stabbing three family members at a home and barricading himself inside a shed. Kate Larsen reports from Whitter for the NBC4 News at 11 on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
A 34-year-old man was arrested after stabbing three of his family members at a home in Whittier, Los Angeles Country, on Saturday night, authorities said.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call regarding a family disturbance and an assault with a deadly weapon about 8:30 p.m. at a home near Mills Avenue and Mystic Street.
When deputies arrived, the alleged attacker was outside, but ran to a backyard and barricaded himself in a shed and refused to come out, officials said.
Inside the home, three family members – all adults - were found with stab wounds.
Investigators later learned that the suspect, identified by authorities as Alexander Michael, allegedly began stabbing his father several times. When his sister and mother tried to stop him, he allegedly stabbed them too.
They were taken to the hospital with what officials described as non-life-threatening injuries.
The SWAT team responded to the scene. Michael was arrested about 10:40 p.m. without incident, officials said.
Michael was charged with attempted murder and assaulty with a deadly weapon . He was being held on $1 million bail.
Some residents were unable to return to their homes as deputies conducted an investigation.