Mon. Dec 4th, 2023

A manager at a Burbank retirement home was fatally stabbed Friday, and the man who allegedly attacked her was arrested, police said.

The stabbing occurred inside the Burbank Retirement Villa West, 1911 Grismer Ave., shortly after 8 a.m., according to the Burbank Police Department.

Police said a man who used to work at the home walked inside while armed with two knives and began stabbing a female manager in her 20s.

She suffered multiple knife wounds to the neck and arms, collapsed and died at a hospital. Her name has not been released.

Witnesses say the man ran away. Police confronted him a couple of blocks away.

He waved a knife at officers who tackled him and booked him into custody on charges of murder.

The suspect is believed to be a former kitchen worker at the retirement home who was fired, although when and why is unknown.

“He was an ex employee, recently terminated,” said Lt. JJ Puglisi, a Burbank police spokesman. “We know she was a manager at the location. We don’t really know a lot about the relationship, outside of that.”

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