EAST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – A man was stabbed to death near Los Angeles City College Monday, prompting the college to be placed on lockdown as authorities searched for the suspect.
The stabbing was reported about 2:05 p.m. at the parking garage located in the 800 block of North Heliotrope Drive near the college, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim died at the scene, sheriff’s officials said. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.
The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of authorities. The assailant was described as a male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds, and last seen wearing a black shirt, white shorts, black jacket and blue shoes.
The campus was placed on lockdown and in-person classes were canceled due to the stabbing. People who were already on the campus were told to shelter in place for an unknown duration, while others were told to avoid the campus.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the LASD Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.