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(Update) Nurse at Sylmar Hospital Stabbed, LASD County Services Bureau Detectives Investigating

Suspect Carnailla was booked at the Inmate Reception Center for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Battery, and is being held in lieu of $55,000 bail. His booking photo is currently unavailable due to the suspect being treated at a local hospital.

Further inquiries regarding the investigation should be directed to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's, County Services Bureau at (213) 974-8000.

Original press release is as follows:

During the early morning hours of Sunday, April 20, 2014, a man entered a hospital in the 14400 block of Olive View Drive, Sylmar, and stabbed an on-duty nurse.

Just after 2:00 A.M., the suspect, later identified as Romero Carnalla, 26 years old, of Los Angeles, entered the hospital, bypassed the weapons screening area, and fled into the building, away from security and law enforcement officers.

As deputies and officers searched the hospital, they heard a woman scream and went to the source of the outcry. They located the victim, a female adult, and found she was stabbed an unknown number of times in the upper and lower torso.

The victim was transported for medical treatment and is in critical condition.

A knife was recovered at the scene.

Carnalla was taken into custody.

County Services Bureau detectives are handling the investigation.
There is no further information available at this time.

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.

Written by:
Lieutenant Denise Stephenson
County Services Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
320 W. Temple Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Forwarded by:
Deputy Lillian Peck
Sergeant Carmen Arballo
Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau
4700 Ramona Boulevard,
Monterey Park, CA 91754


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