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(Booking Photo) Suspect Stabs Nurse at Local Hospital, #LASD Carson

On Sunday, April 20, 2014, at approximately 9:20 AM, a man entered a hospital in the 1000 block of West Carson Street, Torrance, and stabbed a nurse. The suspect has been identified as 38 year-old Santee resident, Thomas Robert Fredette.

Suspect Fredette entered the hospital after clearing a weapons screening area. Once inside the hospital, the suspect encountered a group of nurses, grabbed one of them from behind, and stabbed the female victim in the ear with a sharp object.

The victim was able to free herself from the suspect’s grasp and ran away. She directed responding County Services Bureau deputies to the location of the suspect and he was taken into custody. A pencil, believed to be the weapon used in the attack, was recovered as evidence.

The victim received medical treatment for nonlife-threatening injuries.
The suspect was booked at the Inmate Reception Center for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and is being held in lieu of $130,000 bail. He is due to appear in Torrance Court on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information at this time.

Further inquiries may be directed to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's County Services Bureau at (323) 974-8000.

County Services Bureau is a countywide operation responsible for law enforcement in six major Los Angeles County hospitals and nearly 200 Los Angeles County facilities.



Authored by:
Rich Burgoyne, Lieutenant

Forwarded by:
Kim Manatt, Deputy
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