Alleged sword stabber holed up in LA apartment is part of ‘love triangle’

LOS ANGELES — A man who allegedly stabbed another man with a sword was barricaded in an apartment near downtown Los Angeles this morning, prompting a SWAT response, police said.

A woman was walking to her apartment in the 200 block of East Washington Boulevard with the victim around 3 a.m., said Officer Irma Mota of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division. The assailant exited the woman’s residence and stabbed the victim with a sword before returning to the apartment and barricading himself inside, she said.

The victim was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately reported.

Mota said the suspect and victims make up a “love triangle.”

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