HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – A manhunt is underway for a carjacking suspect who wounded a driver with a machete and then stole the victim’s car in Hollywood Wednesday morning.

The attack occurred before 7 a.m. in the area of Western and Fountain avenues. According to Los Angeles police, the suspect produced a machete and injured the driver before taking the car.

The victim, who was taken to a hospital with lacerations, is in stable condition, police said.

The exact circumstances of the carjacking were unknown.

The suspect was described as a heavy-set Hispanic man. There was no immediate description of the vehicle.


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