Receive alerts from your local agencies Sign Up ...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts not sure how?

Full Notification


(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
Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
Follow us at: Text and Emails, LASD HQ:
Twitter: @LASDHQ
Twitter: @LASDtalk
Twitter: @LASDvideos
Twitter: @LASDespanol
Facebook LASD HQ:
Instagram LASD Photos: Pinterest
LASD Photos :
YouTube LASD Videos:
Alert LA County: Telephone emergency mass notification system
SNAP LA County: Specific Needs Disaster Voluntary Registry

Text & Email, Register for LASD Nixle messages: To receive more detailed, up-to-date information via E-MAIL and/or TEXT directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), sign up for "Nixle" alerts at and register for "LASD – Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff" AND your local LASD station area. Or, to receive URGENT TEXT ALERTS ONLY, text your zip code to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan.

"If You See Something, Say Something"
LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or if you wish to remain Anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website

John L. Scott, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
211 West Temple Street, Hall of Justice - First floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 213-229-1700

Navigate & Discover