BREAKING: A law enforcement officer was stabbed near Soledad Canyon Road and Crossglade Avenue. Reporter Austin Dave is live with details.https://signalscv.com/2018/01/santa-clarita-deputies-respond-law-enforcement-officer-stabbed-canyon-country/Posted by Santa Clarita Valley Signal on Monday, January 8, 2018
The suspect has had previous run-ins with Sheriff’s Station officials, according to Sheriff’s Department arrest records. Chinchilla was bit by a K-9 unit during station deputies’ efforts to find and arrest him. He was treated for and then taken into custody. The suspect was considered dangerous because of the nature of the unprovoked attack. Detectives seized what they believe to be the weapon used in the attack – a large kitchen knife recovered at the scene, Shirley Miller, SCV Sheriff’s spokeswoman posted on the station’s Facebook page.
More heavily armored bearcats rolling into the containment zone in Santa Clarita as @SCVSHERIFF and @SEBLASD work to capture man suspected of stabbing law enforcement officer. pic.twitter.com/x6tCLAi32r— Austin Dave (@AustinDave_) January 8, 2018
The victim, who’s believed to be a Sheriff’s Department official, was stabbed in the chest, but expected to make a full recovery from his injury. Captain Darren Harris of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau told reporters shortly before noon that the wounded detective was recovering from his injury at hospital. “He is good condition and he is expected to survive,” he said. “So we’re grateful for that.”
#LASD SEB and @SCVSHERIFF personnel worked together to locate and arrest the assault w/deadly weapon on a Deputy suspect in the area of Nearbrook St. and Altamere Ave, Canyon Country. Neighborhood is safe. pic.twitter.com/sUkpH9prvY— SEB (@SEBLASD) January 8, 2018
Canyon Springs Elementary School was briefly under soft lock down as a precaution while the suspect was being apprehended; deputies do not believe the school’s occupants are in danger. Deputies on scene Monday also noted there was a run-in with the suspect on Saturday. “We want the community to know that all resources necessary will be deployed to bring his assailant to justice,” said Santa Clarita City Councilman Cameron Smyth. “The person responsible for this violent crime will be captured and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We want to make it clear to those who think they can get away with attacking one of our Santa Clarita public safety officers – that they are sorely mistaken. This kind of violence will not be tolerated in our City.”
A 26-yr. veteran #LASD Detective was stabbed by a suspect in Canyon Country this morning. He was transported to local hospital. @SEBLASD is assisting our deputies with the containment of the area to locate outstanding suspect. https://t.co/Vo5fCrcvw9— SCV Sheriff (@SCVSHERIFF) January 8, 2018