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Stabbing victim was on FaceTime when she was fatally attacked

Los Angeles police are looking for a knife-wielding suspect who, without provocation, fatally stabbed a man who was on FaceTime with his brother when he was attacked.

Sergio Santay, 34, was on the phone with his brother, walking down the 600 block of Bonnie Brae Street near MacArthur Park around 2:40 p.m. on April 8 when the assailant stabbed him in the neck, the LAPD said in a press release this week.

β€œHe was talking to me on FaceTime. He was very happy with his day, he told me about his work,” the victim’s brother, Douglas Santay, told KTLA-TV in Spanish.

Suddenly his brother had blood all over his face and was unresponsive, said Douglas Santay, who then called 911 and rushed to the scene.

“Without provocation, the suspect stabbed the victim,” the LAPD said in its statement.

Surveillance video obtained by authorities shows the suspect fleeing the scene before encountering two other individuals in an alley who he also attempted to stab.

The attacks appeared “random” and “unprovoked”, police said.

Police have released surveillance video which they say shows the suspect at the time of the initial incident. The suspect is a male, wearing a black fisherman hat with marijuana leaves, a turquoise T-shirt, light shorts and dark shoes.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information is urged to call LAPD Central Bureau Homicide Detectives at (213) 996-4116.

Los Angeles Times

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