LAPD Officer Tasers Man Who Slashed His Own Mother with Samurai Sword (VIDEO)

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A mother was slashed by her own son wielding a Samurai sword on Tuesday night in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, California.

According to reports, the victim was walking her dog at around 11 pm Tuesday night when she was violently attacked by her own son.

LAPD released bodycam footage of a police officer tasering Eric Herrera, 23, after he refused the officer’s commands to drop his sword.

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The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital after suffering injuries to her arm.

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The woman is in stable condition.

Fox LA reported:

The son of a woman who was allegedly attacked with a samurai sword in Los Angeles’ Mid-Wilshire neighborhood Tuesday night is facing an attempted murder charge, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

It happened around 11:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of Victoria Avenue.

According to police, the suspect, later identified as Eric Herrera, was found by responding officers wandering in the middle of the street holding a sword. Herrera refused to put down the sword per officers’ commands, and approached the officers with the sword in his hand, officials said. That’s when the officers used a taser to subdue Herrera and arrest him.

His mother was taken to the hospital for treatment of several cuts to her arm from the sword. She is in stable condition, authorities said.

Herrera was arrested for attempted murder. His bail is set at $100,000.

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