LOS ANGELES – Police detained two juveniles Wednesday evening in connection with a stabbing near the 7th Street/Metro Center Station that left a 13-year-old in critical condition.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his stab wounds. His condition was reported as critical, according to KCAL9.
According to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Melissa Podany in addition to the two detained juveniles police are searching for a third suspect.
Earlier reports stated a suspect who was handcuffed escaped custody but Podany could not confirm that.
Police sought to close an alley near Wilshire Boulevard and Lebanon Street while searching for suspects, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The LAPD has set up a perimeter to search for the suspect, Podany said.