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Updated: Two People Stabbed at Marine Ave. Park

The incident happened late at night on Dec. 26.

Updated: 12:36 a.m., Jan. 5, 2012.

When confronted, a man who was puncturing tires in a city park parking lot responded by allegedly slashing and stabbing one person and stabbing another, said Manhattan Beach Police Detective Mike Rosenberger.

The incident took place between 10:55 and 11 p.m. on Dec. 26 in the parking lot of Marine Avenue Park, 1625 Marine Avenue. The two stabbing victims declined medical treatment, said Rosenberger.

The suspect used what the victims described as something like an ice pick. They opted to let the man flee after they were wounded, Rosenberger said.

Police believe a suspect left some personal items behind, including identification, however, they have yet to confirm whether or not the person in the identification is the suspect.

Rosenberger said once police have a photo of the man whose identification was at the scene, the victims will have a chance to look at it to see if the man is the suspect.

He told Patch Friday night that police plan to show a photo line-up to the victims sometime next week. Police believe the suspect may be a transient from out of the state.

Chris T. January 07, 2013 at 07:07 AM
I know it's a different incident; I was just pointing out what sort of actual useful information should be included in an article about a local crime incident.
Anonymous January 08, 2013 at 03:55 AM
Chris T.-Larry Altman is poor example of how a crime article should be written. His articles are all written w/ Anti-Law Enforcement rhetoric!
Chris T. January 08, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Anonymous: The MB Patch article was missing a description of the criminal (which I'm sure the victims were able to provide considering they were stabbed). I have no opinion of Larry Altman either way (i just did a google search looking for another location newspaper with a similar story to use as an example), but generally speaking, isn't journalism supposed to cover the "who, what, where, and when?" Mr. Altman could be the biggest tree-hugging free love hippie in the world, but at least he included the following (extremely useful) info in his article, "The teens described the man as black, 40 to 50 years old, and tall with a medium build. He had a beard and a possibly graying mustache, and might have worn prescription glasses. He wore a possibly green-and-brown fatigue-style jacket, blue jeans, a black T-shirt and a dark-colored beanie."
John Vanni February 06, 2013 at 02:37 AM
This town is swirling down the drain. So sad.
John Vanni February 06, 2013 at 02:40 AM
So sad to see such a great town go down hill so fast.

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