First published in the Dec. 17 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Burbank Police Department announced an investigation into a stabbing on Andover Drive that left one person hospitalized in serious condition early Monday.
At about 1:40 a.m. that day, a clerk at a gas station on North San Fernando Boulevard called Burbank police to report two women banging on the doors while armed with a knife.
“The first police officers to arrive found and detained the two females, one of whom was holding a blood-soaked kitchen knife,” said Sgt. Brent Fekety, communications director for BPD, in a statement.
Police received additional calls reporting that an altercation had taken place at an apartment complex nearby in the 300 block of Andover Drive, and that it involved two women armed with a knife. Residents flagged down officers who arrived at the scene and directed them to a second-story unit, where they saw a large puddle of blood on the doormat. Officers contacted two occupants in the unit; one was suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The victim, a 33-year-old man, was treated at the scene by officers and Burbank Fire Department paramedics before being transported to a local hospital where he was listed in serious condition but is expected to survive.
“This was not a random act and investigators believe all people involved knew each other and there are no outstanding suspects,” Fekety said. “Detectives are actively looking for a motive and trying to determine what circumstances led to the stabbing.”
No arrests have been made, but the investigation continues and will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review and filing consideration, the BPD statement added.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the BPD Investigations Division at (818) 238-3210.