Four Stabbed In Woman’s Target Rampage

May 3, 2010

California (ChattahBox) – A woman has been arrested after she began walking up and down aisles in a Target store and slashing at customers.

Layla Trawick allegedly pulled out a butcher and carving knife while in the West Hollywood store and began to stab people at random.

Shoppers began to flee the scene as an off-duty deputy pulled out his gun and ordered her to put down the weapons, though many believed he was a gunmen and started to panic more.

But he and several security guards managed to get the 35-year-old woman down on the ground until police and paramedics arrived.

“If he wasn’t there, who knows? Someone would be dead right now,” Sgt. Josh Mankini said of the officer.

“He had no communication with outside law enforcement. He’s just some guy doing his shopping. We’re pretty proud of him.”

Three women and one man were stabbed, and one of the four is in critical condition, though it is not known which. The conditions of the other three were also unknown.

Trawick has been arrested for attempted murder.

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