SYLMAR – A man entered the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center early Sunday morning and stabbed one of its nurses. The calm in the northern Los Angeles neighborhood was interrupted around 2 a.m. when Ramiro Carnalla, 26, somehow bypassed a weapons screening checkpoint, entered the hospital and allegedly committed the crime.
It appears as if deputies were already chasing him and, after hearing a woman’s scream, found Carnalla near a nurse who had been stabbed several times. He was arrested immediately. The weapon, a knife, was recovered at the scene.
Although she was listed in critical condition, a spokeswoman for the hospital said the victim appeared to be improving.
Later that morning at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, a man allegedly grabbed a nurse from behind and stabbed her in the ear with a pencil. Thomas Robert Fredette, 38, was arrested in connection with that assault. The victim in the second assault was treated and released.
LA Daily News: Two nurses wounded in hospital stabbings