GLENDALE ( — The LAPD has arrested a man responsible for a quadruple stabbing that included two children in Panorama City, who later led police on a pursuit then standoff. The man was taken into custody just before 8 p.m. after a long day on the run.

The stabbing unfolded just after 1 p.m. Sunday in the 8800 block of Tobias Avenue.

Police originally said two woman and an 11-month-old girl were transported to the hospital. CBSLA’s Cristy Fajardo later learned from police that 21-year-old George Gomez stabbed his on-and-off girlfriend, her sister, a 3-year-old girl and a 3-month-old.  One of those victims is in critical condition, the others are in serious condition at a local hospital.

CBS2’s Erica Nochlin reported on the stabbing earlier.


The chase started around 3:30 p.m. and led police through the winding roads of Glendale. The pursuit ended on Chevy Chase Drive after the suspect overturned his vehicle making a wide turn. He managed to get out of the car quickly and escape under tree cover.

standoff Panorama City Stabbing Suspect In Custody Following Wild Pursuit, Standoff

Desmond Shaw was above in Sky2 and spotted the suspect climbing a large home under construction near Buckingham Road.

The situation turned into a standoff with police with the suspect sitting on construction beams a few stories high. Police feared he was armed at the time, but no weapon was found.

Watch full pursuit and standoff here

Several officers, including a K-9 unit began to come up the hillside and got close to the suspect at around 4:30 p.m.

Just before 5 p.m., police said they were calling in a crisis negotiation team and SWAT. They also brought his mother in who helped coax him down after the four-hour standoff.

His mother said he was distraught over a breakup with his first love.

“Once he met her, his grades went down and school no longer interested him,” Mariana Gonzalez said in Spanish.

Another family member took a call from Gomez earlier in the day saying he may have been suicidal.

Gomez was arrested and is facing attempted murder charges.



Comments (20)
  1. Witt Holmes says:

    Cops totally let him go when he flipped that car. They should have shot him at that point.

  2. Immigrant of one kind or another. Stabbed a baby.

  3. Larry Zipper says:

    187 is NOT an LAPD code. Read the penal code of the state of California. It the penal code section for homicide.

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