Police: Transgender Woman Had Throat Slashed at LA Park After Attackers Say ‘We Don’t Want Gays Here!’

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Daniela Hernandez

Los Angeles — Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Area are investigating an apparent hate crime which occurred in MacArthur Park.

On October 4, 2020, around 9:00 p.m., a transgender woman, Daniela Hernandez, was in MacArthur Park when she was approached by a group of three Hispanic suspects, two males and one female, 18-25 years of age. Police say one of the suspects stated, “We don’t want gays here!” The suspects surrounded the victim and proceeded to stab her multiple times, slashing her neck. The suspects fled the area in a white Honda sedan. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

Detectives are actively working this investigation and canvassing the area for witnesses and evidence. Due to the statement made to the victim, this is being investigated as a hate crime.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Rampart Detectives at 213-484-3660.

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