Attempted stabbing reported at hospital in Whittier

WHITTIER — Two suspects were jailed Thursday after trying to stab another man in a hospital lobby, then trying to stab a security guard who intervened, authorities said.
No one was wounded in the incident, as was initially believed, police said.
One of the suspects is a 17-year-old boy, and no information was immediately available on the second suspect, Whittier police Sgt. Bret Anderson said.
The incident was reported just before 2 p.m. at the hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier police Sgt. Brent Anderson said.
“Our victim was walking on the sidewalk to the front of the hospital. He was approached by two other males. They exchanged words,” Anderson said.
The victim walked away from the two suspects, through the hospital parking lot and into the hospital lobby, the lieutenant said.
“The suspect followed him into the lobby, and one of the suspects attempted to stab him,” he said.
When a security guard intervened, the knife-wielding suspect then lunged at him, police said.
The suspects fled on foot and were captured by police a block away from the hospital about an hour later, Anderson said.

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