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Knife attacks in Los Angeles injure 2

After two people were stabbed and others threatened by a man with a knife in Los Angeles’s Mid-City neighborhood, police are looking for the man they believe is responsible for the attacks.

Police responded at around 9:15 a.m. on Saturday to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, LAPD officials said. When authorities arrived, they found a jogger who had been stabbed in the upper torso.

She told police that a man yelled at her, and when she stopped running to talk to him, he attacked her with a knife before running away.

“She had stopped and took off her headphones, trying to understand what the suspect was yelling at her, when the suspect stabbed her,” an LAPD statement said.

Moments later, the department received another call from a man “challenging people with a knife,” the statement said.

Then, at 9:35 a.m., authorities received a call regarding a second stabbed victim at a bus stop on Washington Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, the department said. The victim, who has not been identified, was bleeding from the face when authorities arrived.

In each incident, the suspect was described as a man wearing a loose dark purple shirt and loose gray cargo shorts. The man is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds, police said.

Anyone with additional information on any of the incidents is urged to call detectives from LAPD’s Wilshire Division at (213) 922-8235.