Attacker slits man’s throat in Valinda

A man underwent surgery late Saturday after someone came up behind him and slashed his throat, authorities said.
The attack occurred about 6:40 p.m. near Hacienda Boulevard and Francisquito Avenue, Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatch Supervisor Bernard Peters said.
The victim walked out of his house and was getting into his car when he was attacked, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Arthur Scott said.
“Someone came up behind him and slashed his throat,” the lieutenant said. “He stumbled over to the (nearby) Arco station and asked for help.”
He was rushed to the hospital with wounds believed to be life-threatening, Scott said.
No description of the attacker was available, nor was a motive in the stabbing.
The largely unincorporated areas along the 60 Freeway known as the Valinda Corridor, which includes communities such as Valinda, East Valinda and Bassett has seen more than 30 violent assaults this year.
Officials have said much of the violence stems from disputes between the Bassett Grande, Puente Trece and El Monte Flores street gangs.

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