Good Samaritans detain attempted murder suspect after double-stabbing near Arcadia

ARCADIA — Three Good Samaritans subdued a man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend and her mother Thursday night, officials said.
Michael Laslo Czovek, 31, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbings, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials and county booking records.
The girlfriend was critically injured.
Sheriff’s Sgt. James Long said Czovek was disarmed and detained by two neighbors and a man driving by.
Czovek was also injured during the 7:35 p.m. incident in the 2900 block of Foss Avenue, in an unincorporated area near Arcadia.
The sheriff’s Temple Station received a call about a man with a knife who was in the house. Deputies were also told there was a “female down” at the location.
The stabbing was believed to have stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Long said Czovek, who was living at the house, was told to leave.
“It was his last day at the house,” the sergeant said, adding that the man used a couple of knives in the assault.
There were five to six people at the home when it happened, he said.
“It started in the house (then) went to the front yard,” Long said.
Long didn’t know how the suspect was injured but said he was taken to Methodist Hospital of Southern California prior to booking
The two women were transported to a hospital.
According to county booking records, Czovek was being held in lieu of $1 million bail pending a scheduled arraignment Monday in El Monte Superior Court.

- Staff report

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