PASADENA, Calif. — A 21-year-old man stabbed six people early Saturday at a California house party, lashing out after he bumped into someone and a fight erupted, authorities said.
Two people were critically injured and four others were hospitalized in stable condition, police said.
Arriving officers said they found suspect Aaron Hong Te in front of the Pasadena residence where about 200 people were attending the party.
Te was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, authorities said. It was unclear whether he had an attorney.
Phone numbers for Te and his family could not be immediately located.
Investigators said Te had bumped into someone at the party and a fight quickly broke out.
“It sounds like he just started stabbing people around him,” Pasadena police Lt. John Mercado said.
The victims were all men ranging in age from 21 to 25.
Neighbor John Ebersole, 67, said he left his home after hearing a steady stream of sirens and found his usually tranquil street filled with ambulances, fire trucks and police cars.
He saw two men being carried on stretchers. Both were bare-chested and one had a small towel draped across his stomach. An officer stood watch over a man sitting on the curb in handcuffs.
“To have something happening in this neighborhood in general was very surprising, especially at that scale,” Ebersole said.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department.