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Published on May 11, 2024
Whittier Man Suspected of Stabbing His Young Brother in Alleged Domestic Violence IncidentSource: Google Street View

An act of domestic violence turned nearly deadly in Whittier when a 24-year-old man allegedly stabbed his 7-year-old brother multiple times, leaving the young boy in critical but stable condition. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded to a domestic disturbance call late Thursday night at the family's home on Ben Hur Avenue, as reported by CBS News Los Angeles. Deputies discovered the child severely wounded from the stabbing and promptly transported him to a nearby hospital.

Authorities quickly launched a manhunt for the suspect, who had fled the scene before their arrival. They soon apprehended him a block away from the residence. The suspect was found bleeding, and while the specifics of his injuries were not detailed, FOX LA stated his parents sustained some injuries while attempting to intervene during the altercation.

According to law enforcement, the older brother was having a "mental health episode" at the time of the attack. Following the incident, he was taken into custody without further issues and later received medical attention at a hospital. After being medically cleared, he was subjected to an interview by investigators, although his name has not yet been released to the public.

The Sheriff's department and local authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances leading up to the tragic event. No additional injuries have been reported in association with the incident. Further information will be disclosed as the investigation progresses and new details come to light.