LAPD tasers man, 23, armed with two samurai swords in bodycam footage after he continued stabbing after ‘a family quarrel’, leaving his mother with ‘lack wounds to her arms and torso’
- Eric Herrera, 23, was armed with two katana swords when he was tasered and arrested by the LAPD
- A 43-year-old woman was discovered by police bloodied and suffered cuts and lacerations to her hands and torso
- Police say the man was involved in a family conflict before attacking the woman, allegedly his mother, with the two swords
- Herrera is being held in LA County Jail on $1 million bail and the woman was hospitalized but is said to be in a stable condition
A man armed with two katana swords attacked a 43-year-old woman on Tuesday before being tasered and arrested by Los Angeles police.
Eric Herrera, 23, was tasered twice in the middle of an LA street after he lashed out with swords and stabbed a woman who police said was a relative.
The incident took place at 1200 block of South Victoria Avenue in downtown LA.
The LAPD has released bodycam footage showing Herrera being tasered and arrested and later of officers caring for the woman, who was covered in blood.
Eric Herrera was tasered after he refused to drop his katana swords when asked by police. He was subsequently arrested at 11:35 p.m. on Oct. 18, the records show
Eric Herrera, 23, got into a family argument before attacking the 43-year-old woman, who KTLA claims was his mother, with the katana swords
At 11:20 p.m. on October 18, Wilshire patrol officers received a call that a deadly weapon attack was underway.
When LAPD officers arrive, Herrera can be seen on the street brandishing the two swords. A seemingly unharmed white dog can also be seen around Herrera.
Herrera is asked by the police to put down the swords, but he does not cooperate and is then tasered, causing him to fall to the ground. An officer then takes a sword from his hands.
Once on the road, he is tasered a second time, forcing him to drop the other sword.
Once both swords were seized, he was arrested at 11:35 p.m., LA County records show.
Herrera approaches the officers with both swords drawn and refuses to drop them when prompted
Once collapsed to the ground, the officer who tasered Herrera can retrieve one of the swords
Police records show Herrera is being held in LA prison and his bail is set at $1 million
Officers later found a 43-year-old victim on the doorstep of her home with multiple stab wounds and administered first aid to her.
The woman warned the officers that she had a daughter in the house and assured them that the daughter was not injured.
Officers placed a tourniquet on her arm to prevent blood loss from a deep cut on her hand.
KTLA reported that the woman who was stabbed was Herrera’s mother, but that has not been confirmed by police.
Police said the eruption was caused by a family conflict and that the woman who was stabbed was a relative.
Herrera is then tasered a second time, allowing the police to grab the other sword
The 43-year-old woman who was stabbed was a relative, according to police and KTLA reported that she was Herrera’s mother
The woman says she has a daughter in the house and assures the officers that the daughter was not stabbed
The woman was taken to hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department and, according to police, is in stable condition.
Records show Herrera is being held in the LA County Jail with $1 million bail. Police say they have arrested him for attempted murder.