- A 25-year-old Asian woman and a 9-year-old boy are in critical condition after being stabbed with a “butcher-style knife" inside a Target store in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
- The suspect, believed to be a 40-year-old homeless man, was shot dead by a security guard.
- He allegedly attacked the boy first, repeatedly threatening to kill him before plunging the knife into his back.
- The man then moved on and “brutally” stabbed the woman in the chest, resulting in a deep wound.
- The boy, who has been stabilized, reportedly suffered potential neurological damage and is in critical condition as of Wednesday.
- Meanwhile, the woman was reported to be in a “worse condition” and underwent surgery to control continued bleeding.
A 25-year-old Asian woman and a 9-year-old boy were left fighting for their lives after falling victim to a stabbing at Target in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
The suspect, believed to be a 40-year-old homeless man, was shot dead by a security guard, according to reports.
- An 18-year-old Asian student was stabbed by a 17-year-old classmate at Proctor High School in Utica, New York, on Monday morning.
- Teachers separated the two parties and disarmed the attacker.
- The victim was stabbed multiple times in the back and hands but did not sustain life-threatening injuries.
- The attacker has been charged with attempted assault – a Class C felony – and criminal possession of a weapon, which is considered a misdemeanor.
- The incident has prompted increased police presence and school campus closure for the remainder of the week.
- The Utica Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Juvenile Aid Unit are investigating the case.
An Asian student was stabbed by a classmate at Proctor High School in Utica, New York, on Monday, prompting increased police presence and school closure for the rest of the week.
The incident, which was caught on video, occurred in the school’s first-floor hallway at around 10:50 a.m., according to Utica police. Teachers who were notified of the altercation witnessed a 17-year-old student stabbing the 18-year-old victim.
- Const. Shaelyn Yang, a 31-year-old member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, was fatally stabbed while on duty by a homeless man during an altercation at a local park in Vancouver on Tuesday.
- Authorities have not released the details surrounding the altercation that led to Yang’s death.
- The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Jongwon Ham, was also reportedly shot during the altercation. Ham remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
- Ham currently faces first-degree murder charges.
- A fundraiser has been set up on GoFundMe by Yang’s family and friends for her family’s expenses through the tragic loss.
A Taiwanese Canadian member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) was fatally stabbed by a homeless man while on duty at a local park in Vancouver.
Const. Shaelyn Yang, a 31-year-old officer who worked in the Burnaby mental health and homelessness outreach team, was called to accompany a parks employee to advise a homeless man who camped out in a tent at Broadview Park just after 11 a.m. local time on Tuesday.
Trial begins for man who assisted in kidnapping, torture and murder of 2 Vietnamese brothers in Pennsylvania
- In August 2014, Vietnamese brothers Vu “Kevin” Huynh, 31, and Viet Huynh, 28, and their friend Tam Voong, 20, were targeted over a $300,000 drug debt owed to a marijuana supplier in California.
- According to autopsy results, Viet was stabbed 10 times and Vu 32 times before they were submerged in the Schuylkill river in Pennsylvania to drown.
- Voong was also stabbed eight times and tied to a bucket of cement before he was thrown into the river. However, out of the three men, he managed to survive.
- Jason Rivera, who helped masterminds Tam Minh Le and Lam Trieu, beat the victims for hours along with two other men.
- Rivera appeared in court on Tuesday. If Rivera is convicted on the charges of conspiracy, kidnapping and extortion, he could be sentenced to up to life in prison.
The trial has begun for a man who assisted in the 2014 kidnapping and murder of two brothers in Pennsylvania.
In August 2014, Vietnamese brothers Vu “Kevin” Huynh, 31, and Viet Huynh, 28, and their friend Tam Voong, 20, were targeted over a $300,000 drug debt owed to a marijuana supplier in California.
- Dennis Prasad, the suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown, has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.
- On Sept. 10, Prasad allegedly attacked a 55-year-old man and left him with life-altering injuries.
- On Sept. 11, Prasad allegedly approached a 22-year-old Afghan refugee from behind and stabbed him in the throat and chest.
- Prasad is charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents.
- He remains in police custody.
The suspect arrested and charged for stabbing an Afghan refugee in Vancouver’s Chinatown has been charged in a second unprovoked attack.
Dennis Amanand Prasad, 43, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault for each of the stabbing incidents that took place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11.
An Afghan refugee was stabbed in the throat and chest in an unprovoked attack in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
The 22-year-old victim was locking his bicycle to a street pole on Gore Avenue near East Pender Street at around 6 p.m. local time on Sunday when a man approached him from behind and stabbed him, according to Vancouver Police Department Sgt. Steve Addison.
- Hong Kong actor Jason Wong was brutally attacked by a man with a knife while having dinner with other local celebrities in China on Aug. 29
- Wong, 44, believes the incident was a case of mistaken identity as he later noted how the attacker realized he had the wrong person soon after the stabbing.
- "I have acted in an upright manner, and I do not feel that I have offended others," Wong wrote in a statement on Weibo. "I thought a lot but I really can't think of a reason for the attack, and I think the attack was an 'unexpected disaster.’"
- He shared that he saw the skin of his own face "fall off" during the attack and that his "eyeballs were nearly chopped off."
- Wong was rushed to the hospital and endured nearly six hours of surgery to repair multiple injuries to his face, left wrist and waist, which required over 100 stitches.
- Wong, who has been dubbed “Louis Koo’s doppelganger” for his uncanny resemblance to the popular actor, told Sina.com that Koo gave him HK$50,000 (approximately $6,369) after the attack.
Hong Kong actor Jason Wong was brutally attacked while having dinner with other local celebrities on Aug. 29 at the restaurant of retired actor Frankie Ng in Shenzhen, China.
Wong, 44, was dining with Ng, as well as actors Ai Wai and Jason Chu, when an assailant charged at him and started stabbing him with a kitchen knife.
- Filipino mother Elvie Sig-Od, 44, and her daughter Angelica Sig-Od, 20, were fatally stabbed by her ex-husband in Toronto on Aug. 26.
- The victims were both pronounced dead at the scene.
- Godfrey Sig-Od, the 46 year-old suspect, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
- The victims’ local pastor has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for their funeral and to send their remains back to the Philippines.
A Filipino mother and her daughter were fatally stabbed by the mother’s ex-husband in Toronto.
Elvie Sig-Od, 44, and Angelica Sig-Od, 20, were stabbed to death by Godfrey Sig-Od, 46, inside a vehicle by Bathurst Street and Ellerslie Avenue in North York at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 26.
- A Japanese teenager was arrested in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward on Saturday for stabbing two people.
- The 15-year-old reportedly stated that she "wanted to get the death penalty" and “wanted to practice” killing her mother.
- She has been accused of using a kitchen knife to stab a 53-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter at around 7:20 p.m.
- Both victims suffered severe injuries that will require at least three months to recover from, according to reports.
- The teenager reportedly planned on killing her mother and younger brother.
Police in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward have arrested a 15-year-old girl for stabbing a mother and daughter as “practice” before killing her own mother and younger brother.
At around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, the girl reportedly stabbed a 53-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter from behind on a street in Maruyama-cho near Shibuya Station.
- Li Hunan, a 60-year-old chef, was charged with the murder of his colleague Il Sung, 58, at a Korean restaurant in London on Aug. 15.
- The two men were reportedly arguing about food preparations as Hunan questioned his coworker’s skills as a chef before the altercation turned physical.
- Sung suffered two fatal stab wounds to the chest and slash wounds on his body.
- Hunan was remanded in custody. He is set to appear in court on Nov. 4 for a plea hearing.
A chef at a Korean restaurant in London allegedly murdered his colleague due to his poor food preparation skills.
Li Hunan, 60, was charged with the murder of his colleague Il Sung, 58, at the Airang Korean restaurant in Poland Street, Soho, on Aug. 15.
- Acclaimed British Indian author Salman Rushdie, 75, is recovering from injuries he sustained from a stabbing attack that occurred as he was being introduced to speak at the Chautauqua Institution on Friday.
- The assailant, who was later identified as 24-year-old New Jersey resident Hadi Matar, climbed onto the stage and stabbed Rushdie several times before he was held down by staff and arrested by a state trooper.
- Rushdie sustained multiple stab wounds, including three on his neck and four on his stomach, a laceration on his right thigh as well as puncture wounds on his chest and right eye, which he might end up losing.
- The author, whose writing has earned him literary acclaim, has also attracted controversy and condemnation, particularly from some Islam groups who found some of his work blasphemous.
- Among his most controversial works is his fourth novel "The Satanic Verses," which has been cited by Islamic extremists as motivation for bombings, killings and riots.
- Matar, who pleaded not guilty to both charges of second-degree attempted murder and second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury with a deadly weapon, could face a maximum prison sentence of 32 years if convicted.
Renowned author Salman Rushdie is recovering from injuries he sustained from a stabbing attack he suffered while onstage at a lecture series in New York on Friday.
The 75-year-old British Indian writer was being introduced to speak at the Chautauqua Institution when a man climbed onto the stage and stabbed him several times.
- On Wednesday, Aug. 3, two masked individuals entered the Smokestrom Smoke Shop in Las Vegas while another stood by the door in a botched daytime robbery.
- Surveillance video inside the vape shop captured 22-year-old owner Johnny Nguyen stabbing one of the would-be robbers several times.
- One of the assailants grabs the tip jar and other items before fleeing, while another is seen jumping over the store counter to grab some more items.
- Nguyen reacted by grabbing a sharp object and stabbing the robber several times.
- “I remember him saying, ‘Please don’t let me die,'” Nguyen said. “He said he was sorry. By that point, he took off his mask himself. I was trying to get on the phone with the police when he was trying to talk to me. I just ran and wanted to make sure the police and ambulance would get here on time.”
- Authorities have since arrested the other juveniles involved in the robbery while the stabbed teen was taken to a hospital, where his condition remains unknown.
Surveillance video inside a vape shop in Las Vegas shows an owner defending himself with a knife from would-be robbers.
On Aug. 3, Johnny Nguyen, 22, was captured on film stabbing one of three juveniles who tried to rob his store, the Smokestrom Smoke Shop in the neighborhood of West Sahara in Las Vegas.