By Mary O’KEEFE
Glendale police are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred at the city’s courthouse at 600 E. Broadway.
“We have a lot of unanswered questions,” said Sgt. Robert William.
The incident began at about 2 a.m. this morning in front of the Glendale Police Dept. at 131 N. Isabel, about a half a block from the courthouse.
“An individual (a man) came to the [GPD] call box in front of our station,” William said. “He said he had been stabbed.”
The police responded and found the man had been stabbed and was immediately transported to the hospital. The officers’ first concern was the victim in front of their station.
“Officers found a trail of blood that [was traced] across the street to [in front] of the courthouse,” Willam said. “They found another victim there with stab wounds.”
That victim, a man, was deceased. The police found a knife they believed was used in the crime at the scene.
“We don’t know if [the two men] knew each other or if this was a random act,” William said.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has not identified the deceased man. The other man is currently in the hospital and has undergone surgery for his wounds.
He is sedated and detectives have not been able to interview him.
William said investigators do believe this is an isolated incident.
The 600 block of Broadway from Glendale Avenue to Jackson Street is closed, as well as the 100 block of Isabel Street.
The Glendale courthouse is open though. The front portion of the building is closed due to the investigation but the back door is open and the court is conducting business as usual.
The investigation is ongoing.