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Police Photo of Suspect in Stabbing on 4th Street Near REI Store on Santa Monica Blvd

Police are searching for a suspect in his 20s or early 30s with a ponytail.


November 7, 2017

Santa Monica PD released this photo of the suspect in the stabbing in front of the REI store.

SMPD Seeks Assistance in Identifying Stabbing Suspect. Considered armed and dangerous. Santa Monica Police Seeks Community Assistance in Stabbing

On November 3, 2017 at about 11:25 AM, Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) officers responded to a radio call for service of an assault with a deadly weapon incident in the area of Fourth Street / Santa Monica Blvd.

When officers arrived on scene they located a male victim with multiple stab wounds to his upper body area. Santa Monica Fire Department arrived and treated the victim. The victim was then transported to a local hospital and has been listed in stable but serious condition. Officers on scene learned that the suspect and victim were involved in some type of confrontation prior to the stabbing. The suspect involved immediately fled the area prior to police arrival.

The suspect has been described as a Male/White in his 20's - 30's, thin build, long light brown hair in a bun/ponytail, wearing all black clothing, and a black backpack. Weapon used was an unknown stabbing instrument. This suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, as the knife or other stabbing instrument is still outstanding. This photograph of the suspect was taken by the victim immediately after the stabbing.

We are seeking the public's assistance in locating this suspect wanted for attempt murder. If the suspect is located we ask the public to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with additional information as to the identification and whereabouts of this suspect is encouraged to contact Detective Larios (310) 458-8937 or the Santa Monica Police Department (310) 458-8491.

Police are still searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a man in front of the REI store at 4th Street and Santa Monica Blvd. in Santa Monica.

The suspect is described as white man, 20s-30s, thin, with brown hair in ponytail/bun, wearing all black, said Santa Monica Police on Twitter.

Rumors of a shooting circulating on social media this afternoon, with blood seen on sidewalks around the very busy intersection.

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