Ashkan Amirsoleymani Arrested After Hospital Stabbings
Ashkan Amirsoleymani, 35, was arrested on three charges of attempted murder in connection with the incident on Friday, according to the LA Police Department on Twitter.
He is being put in jail on a $3 million bail. On Saturday, it was unclear whether he had a counsel who could speak on his behalf. And according to Wasitonpost, the district attorney's office did not respond to an email inquiring if charges had been filed.
Amirsoleymani entered Encino Hospital Medical Center in the San Fernando Valley soon before 4 p.m. Friday.
35 year old Ashkan Amirsoleymani (Booking Number 6391681) has been identified as the suspect involved in yesterday’s stabbing incident at Encino Hospital. He was booked for 3 counts of Attempted Murder, and his bail has been set at 3 million dollars.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) June 4, 2022
Authorities claimed Amirsoleymani stopped his car in the middle of a roadway and drove to the emergency department. There he begged for anxiety therapy before slashing the doctor and nurses.
Three people were rushed to a trauma hospital in critical condition, according to fire authorities. Police subsequently stated that one was in severe condition and had surgery.
According to KNBC-TV, two of the patients have been treated and released from Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center. According to the TV station, the third victim is still hospitalized in fair but stable health.
The first floor of the Encino hospital and several adjoining workplaces were evacuated during the attack, said police.
LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton stated there was no proof that the individual, subsequently identified as Amirsoleymani, knew the victims.
He waited in a hospital room for almost four hours as SWAT team members attempted unsuccessfully to communicate with him before being captured, according to police.
Elizabeth Nikels, a spokesman for Prime Healthcare, who operates the Encino hospital says no other patients were wounded and other patients were able to be treated.