Long Beach stabbing, hostage situation ends in officer-involved shooting

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A man accused of stabbing a woman and holding another against her will is in critical condition Monday after being shot by police. (KABC)

A man accused of stabbing a woman and holding another against her will is in critical condition Monday after being shot by police.

Officers found the stabbing victim on North Washington Place, south of East 10th Street, at about 11 p.m. Sunday and took her to a nearby hospital, according to a press release from Sgt. Brad Johnson of Long Beach police. She suffered multiple stab wounds but was expected to survive.

Police tracked the suspect to a nearby home in the 800 block of Washington Place, where they could see he was holding another woman against her will with a knife to her throat, Johnson said.

Officers set up a containment and started giving orders for the suspect to drop the weapon, but the suspect refused.

Officers negotiated with the suspect for approximately 30 minutes before they entered the home and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was struck and transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

The woman was rescued by SWAT officers and transported to a nearby hospital. She was expected to be OK, police said.

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