Thursday evening there were two stabbings reported near the Disneyland hotel. The two victims, a female and a male, are both in critical condition. There are one or more suspects still at large.
The stabbings were both on Ball Rd, the man was stabbed just before 8pm outside the Springfield Suites Hotel. He was stabbed multiple times and taken to the hospital in critical condition. Shortly after a woman was stabbed 150 yards away, outside the Holiday Inn she was also taken in critical condition. It is unclear if the two victims knew each other however the police suspect with such a small distance between the two stabbings they are probably not random.
A female witness says she saw a man running from the scene. Another witness present, who spent the day at Disneyland with his family, said he saw the man after he was stabbed.
The stabbings do not seem to have any relationship to Disneyland however security has been increased.
Anaheim Police have released the following statement regarding the incident:
Police Officers responded to two stabbing calls within a block of each other and within two minutes late Thursday evening. The first call was received at 7:59 pm reporting a male on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of W. Ball Rd suffering from a possible gunshot wound. At 8:01 pm a second call was received of a female suffering from a stab wound in front of the Holiday Inn in the 1200 block of S. Walnut St. When officers arrived they found a 32 year old male on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of W. Ball who had been stabbed, not shot. A 30 year old female who had also been stabbed was found in front of the Holiday Inn. Both were transported to a local hospital in critical condition and their prognosis is not known at this time.
Preliminary reports indicated both victims were stabbed by the same suspect, but it is not yet known if the victims were together or the attacks were separate crimes. The suspect was described as a male Hispanic, 20-30 years old, 220-240 pounds, wearing jeans and a hoodie. While the incident occurred near the Disneyland Resort there is absolutely no link to the resort and the resort was not impacted in anyway.
Detectives are on scene continuing the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or by email to www.occrimestoppers.org.
We will keep you posted with any new information.