Two of Three Encino Stabbing Victims Released From Hospital

A 35-year-old man was arrested in the stabbings of a doctor and two nurses at Encino Hospital Medical Center.


Two of the three people injured in a stabbing attack at Encino Hospital Medical Center have been released from a hospital.

A third victim remained in fair, but stable, condition Saturday, according to the hospital where they were treated after Friday's stabbing.

The victims were identified as two nurses and a doctor who worked at the Encino medical center. All three were removed from the hospital and taken by ambulance to Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

A 35-year-old man who presented himself as a patient was arrested in the attack. He is being held on $3 million bond. Details about a motive were not immediately available.

After the stabbings, the man barricaded himself inside the hospital. He was taken into custody following a SWAT standoff.

An ultrasound technician saw him moments before the attack.

Just days after deadly gun violence erupted in a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma a man with a knife attacked a doctor and two staff nurses inside Encino hospital medical center. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on June 3, 2022.

"He just looked very anxious," said witness Benjamin Roman. "He was sweating a lot. Half his shirt was drenched with sweat. He had a dog with him."

An officer at the scene told reporters that the attacker's identity was known to authorities, that he has had several previous run-ins with police and has been arrested twice in the past for assaulting officers. His most recent arrest occurred last year, police said.

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