Stabbing victim hospitalized, attacker shot and killed by police at Reseda strip mall

A violent series of events unfolded Tuesday at a Reseda strip mall.

A stabbing victim was hospitalized and the suspected attacker was shot and killed by police in a violent confrontation Tuesday at a Reseda strip mall.

Police responded to the 7600 block of Reseda Boulevard about 11:10 a.m. after receiving multiple reports of a man armed with a knife. Police opened fire on a man who they said stabbed someone inside the a meat market.

The market owner said he was helping a customer when someone armed with a sharp object entered the business and started stabbing the customer.

The attacker died at the scene after he was shot by police. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner' office identified the man as Meyvic Arreola, 44. His city of residence was not immediately known.

LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton told reporters at the scene that responding officers came upon Arreola in the parking lot of the strip mall and initially fired a less-than-lethal round, but it had no effect. Officers then opened fire, killing Arreola.

Hamilton said the knife was recovered at the scene, adding that the confrontation was captured on surveillance video from businesses in the strip mall, as well as officer body-camera footage.

The stabbing victim, also in his 30s, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.


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Details about a motive for the attack were not available.

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