Crime & Justice

Man arrested after 2 stabbed to death in Pasadena

Police and paramedics responded to 290 N. Madison Ave. in Pasadena on  Monday after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he and his wife had been stabbed by a relative.
Police and paramedics responded to 290 N. Madison Ave. in Pasadena on Monday after receiving a 911 call from a man who said he and his wife had been stabbed by a relative.
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A husband and wife were fatally stabbed early Monday by a man whom officers arrested nearby with blood on his clothes, Pasadena police told the Associated Press. 

Officers responded to a 911 call at 6:18 a.m. Monday from the male victim, who said he and his wife were badly injured. Paramedics took both to the hospital, where they later died, AP reported. 

The suspect was found walking nearby wearing bloody clothes, Lt. Tracey Ibarra told the wire service.

Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema told KPCC that the suspect may not be an immediate family member, "but somebody that apparently was maybe living there in the house with them [the victims].”

While police did not release the names of the victims or suspect, Chefs Center, a commercial kitchen rental space in Pasadena, said in a statement that one victim was its director of operations, Larry Bressler, AP reported. 

“This is obviously a tragedy that we’re all reeling from here," Hettema told KPCC, "and we’re anxious to get some questions answered ourselves.”

This story has been updated.