Placentia Man, Teenage Son Stabbed in Attack

PLACENTIA (CNS) - A 34-year-old man and his 14-year-old son were stabbed in an attack by two men who broke into their Placentia apartment, authorities said today.

The attack was reported at 3:37 a.m. Sunday in an apartment at 140 W. Orangethorpe Ave., according to Placentia police Sgt. Bryce Angel.

The suspects, described as Hispanic men in their 30s in dark clothing, got into the apartment by breaking the front window, Angel said.

“They then attacked the adult male, who was in the living room,'' he said. “The son heard the commotion and tried to intervene when he was stabbed by one of the suspects.''

The two victims were taken by paramedics to a trauma center and were expected to survive, Angel said.

“The incident appears to be a targeted attack against the adult victim and there is no public safety concerns,'' he said.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at 714-993-8146, Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS or email

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