A South Korean flight attendant who was staying in Los Angeles after a flight from Incheon was stabbed by a homeless man in a Target. The homeless man was later shot and killed.
A female flight attendant staying in Los Angeles after working a flight from Incheon Korea was stabbed by a homeless man this week while shopping at a supermarket. The South Korean national had been staying in the city and was visiting a Target when a homeless man stabbed her.
According to KBS World, the man also stabbed a 9-year-old boy before attacking the flight attendant.
A security guard at the Target shopping center attempted to intervene and after initial attempts were unsuccessful he drew his firearm striking and injuring the homeless man before contacting authorities. The man later succumbed to his injuries.
The 25-year-old flight attendant is in critical condition and required surgery for her injuries.
Los Angeles, like many major metropolitan cities, suffers from chronic homelessness which was a key factor in the most recent election cycle. Both major candidates for mayor offered potential solutions to rampant homelessness throughout LA County. According to Fox 11, the primary driver behind homelessness is a lack of affordable housing.