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Authorities have released video footage of two men being stabbed last week in Echo Park. The attack occured around midnight on May 24 near the intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Montana Street.
The suspect -- who is still at large -- yelled homophobic slurs at the victims, prompting officials to investigate the incident as a possible hate crime, notes Eastsider LA.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect and associates.
Security camera recorded a stabbing at Echo Park & Montana in Echo Park, Los Angeles, 5/24/2012 shortly after midnight. In this first video, the Suspect tells the Victims, "You guys are [expletive and homophopic slur deleted]!" He walks away with his 2 associates, then runs back toward the Victims waiting for a bus and stabs Victim-1 in the abdomen. The LAPD is trying to identify the Suspect and his associates.
Security camera recorded a stabbing at Echo Park & Montana in Echo Park, Los Angeles, 5/24/2012 shortly after midnight. In this second video, the Suspect had just stabbed Victim-1 and is running south on Echo Park. He stops, takes a fighting stance, and as Victim-2 approaches, stabs Victim-2 in the midsection, striking the hip bone. Suspect flees on foot.