Good Samaritan Helps Detain Suspect in Stabbing Attack Which Leaves One Man Dead, Another Critically Wounded

Published : Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 9:29 AM

One man was stabbed to death and a second critically wounded during a violent sidewalk attack in the 2600 block of East Colorado Boulevard at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, police said.

The suspect is in police custody after being detained by a Good Samaritan who was driving by, saw the attack and stopped to help one of the victims who was struggling to fend off the knifeman, authorities said.

The attacker is identified at this time only as a 66-year-old man.

Arriving officers called to the location immediately took the custody of the suspect and found the two victims.

The man who died is described by police only as a 40-year-old. He was found unresponsive on the sidewalk suffering from stab wounds to the torso.

Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedics immediately commenced life-saving efforts as they transported him to a local hospital. Life-saving efforts continued but the man succumbed to his injuries, police said in a statement.

The second victim, a man in his 30’s, was found with a large knife impaled in his leg.

The victim was also transported to a local area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The deceased victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notifications.

Pasadena Police Detectives responded to the scene for investigation.

Preliminary information revealed there was some type of verbal exchange between the victims and the suspect. The suspect left but returned a short time later armed with a knife and stabbed both victims.

The motive for the attack remains unclear at this time. The suspect remains in police custody at this time, as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Pasadena Police at (626)744-4241, or you may report information anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

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