If there weren’t enough proof the world has gone crazy and mental health is a critical issue for our survival…Well, you need to check out this horrific story of a 23-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his own mother and dog with a samurai sword before he was Tased by police.
Eric Herrera was tased twice and arrested after police spotted him brandishing two Katana swords in the middle of the street in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Authorities later found a 43-year-old woman in the front yard of her house covered in blood with multiple stab wounds. The LAPD has confirmed the man was involved in a family dispute and the other woman was his mother.
According to reports, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering injuries to her arm. The woman is in stable condition.
More details of this incident from Fox LA report:
The son of a woman who was allegedly attacked with a samurai sword in Los Angeles’ Mid-Wilshire neighborhood Tuesday night is facing an attempted murder charge, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
It happened around 11:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of Victoria Avenue.
According to police, the suspect, later identified as Eric Herrera, was found by responding officers wandering in the middle of the street holding a sword. Herrera refused to put down the sword per officers’ commands, and approached the officers with the sword in his hand, officials said. That’s when the officers used a taser to subdue Herrera and arrest him.
His mother was taken to the hospital for treatment of several cuts to her arm from the sword. She is in stable condition, authorities said.
Herrera was arrested for attempted murder. His bail is set at $100,000.
Watch the footage below:
LAPD has released bodycam video after officers tased a man armed with a samurai sword. Eric Herrera is accused of stabbing a woman with the sword Tuesday night in the Mid-Wilshire area. He’s being held on $100,000 dollars bail. pic.twitter.com/ca0Q0II8kk
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