SOUTH GATE, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- Police are seeking a man on a bicycle who slashed the faces of two women and a man during a seemingly random rampage in South Gate and Lynwood on Wednesday, officials said.
The series of three unprovoked attacks began shortly before 11 a.m., according to South Gate Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials.
The man rode his bicycle past a woman along Firestone Boulevard, near Hunt Avenue, South Gate police said in a written statement.
“The suspect slashed the victim’s face with something sharp,” the statement said.
The bicycle-riding attacker then showed up minutes later in the area of San Luis Avenue and Abbot Road, just under 2 miles away, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Creta said. The second attack was reported at 10:51 a.m.
As in the first assault, a woman was slashed in the face, the sergeant said.
A third attack took place about six minutes later, just under a mile away, at Imperial Highway and Long Beach Boulevard.
The attacker approached a man and slashed him in the face before fleeing, according to Creta.