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Several People Stabbed During Big Halloween Party In Downtown Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) - A suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing three people during a Halloween party early Saturday morning in downtown in Los Angeles.

The stabbings occurred during an argument with a few people and staff at the Halloween party, where an estimated 500 people were in attendance, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Four people were taken away by ambulance, two of them stabbed and one in serious condition.

Paramedics were dispatched at 2:35 a.m. to a reported stabbing in the 650 block of South Spring Street, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Investigators had to call for crowd control as hundreds of partygoers flooded the area.

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Officers arrest one person early Saturday morning after a series of stabbings in downtown LA.

Witnesses told CBSLA that one of the victims was attempting to defend someone who was beaten up when the suspect turned on him.

The man arrested was seen wearing an orange jumpsuit with the words "Department of Corrections" printed on the back, an apparent Halloween costume.

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