Korean Air Crew Severely Injured After Being Stabbed At LA

Korean Air Crew Severely Injured After Being Stabbed At LA

On November 15, 2022, a horrifying incident occurred in downtown LA Tuesday afternoon when a homeless man grabbed a large knife off the shelf at a Target store and stabbed two people – critically injuring a young boy and a woman.

Korean Air Crew Was Among The Stabbing Victim

The incident occurred at 18:20 PM on Tuesday when a homeless man approached a 9-year-old boy and threatened to kill the boy. He then stabbed the young boy’s shoulder and then approached a group of women across the store and stabbed a female aged 25, a Korean Air employee, “Brutally” in the back and the chest.

After the woman fell to the ground, bystanders quickly rescued her to the pharmacy area of the store and barricaded themselves. The suspect then was confronted by an armed Target security guard where after a fight, the guard shot the homeless man in his torso. He was declared dead at the nearby hospital.

Victims Rushed To LA Hospitals

Korean Air Crew Was Severely Stabbed At Target (KTLA-TV Channel 5)

After the incident and panic, LAPD and LAFD were quickly dispatched to the scene and arrested the man with the knife. Moreover, the young boy and the woman were transported to the hospital for emergency surgery.

The boy suffered a deep laceration to his left shoulder and was in critical but stable condition while the woman was still in a critical stage.

Korean Air Cabin Crew Critically Injured Trying To Save The Young Boy

Initially, reports are made that each individual were injured separately but one of the nurse who were assisting the surgery said on an interview:

“The acutal situation at the time of of incident is very different from what was reported.” He added, “The flight attendant was also reported to be a different victim who was injured after the child as injured, but in fact, she was injured while trying to portect the young boy.”

“It is obvious that she got hurt trying to protect someone.” “The flight attendant hugged the child when she saw the suspect chasing the fleeing victim. Since then the suspect has stabbed more than five places, including the woman’s right back, side, and uper chest, and she was severely injured enough to be life-threatening due to damage to her lungs.”

The young boy’s family also said:

“It’s been said that the 25-year-old woman who was stabbed in the chest intervened to save my cousin’s life. God bless her soul. My prayers go out to her and my heart to her family.”

So it is getting clear how both got injured now. The Korean Air cabin crew shielded the boy and got stabbed while protecting him. This was a very heroic and brave act by the crew.

Korean Air & MOFA Dispatched Staffs To LA

It is confirmed that the woman was scheduled for a return flight back to Seoul after flying from Seoul to LA at the time. After knowing about the incident, Korean Air sent some of its staff members to the scene and said the airline will support the rapid recovery of its crew. South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also aware of this situation and is providing support for the injured crew.


A horrifying incident offered in downtown LA where a homeless man stabbed two people – A young boy and a woman who happened to be a Korean Air crew. The cabin crew’s act of bravery saved the young boy’s life and that is something that needs a lot of courage.

Both victims were critically injured and underwent surgeries. Currently, reports are saying, both of them overcome critical conditions and are now recovering.

The suspect, on the other hand, was killed and investigations are still ongoing about the incident.

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