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Movie Theater Stabbing: Couple Faces Assault Charge After Seat-Kicking Incident Escalates

Deadline logo Deadline 4/11/2017 Liz Calvario
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A man and a woman face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and will be in court tomorrow after the female suspect stabbed another man in the arm over a seat-kicking incident at a Southern California movie theater.

The couple will be arraigned Tuesday in Downey Superior Court, reports Whittier Daily News.

The argument, which happened over the weekend, began when the 29-year-old man and the 24-year-old woman allegedly were kicking the backs of another couple’s seats at the AMC La Mirada 7 theater in La Mirada, CA.

“After a brief argument, the female suspect produced a knife and cut the male victim in the arm,” Sgt. Jason Cunningham of the LA County Sheriff’s Norwalk Station said. The police arrested the two suspects and recovered the knife after the couple had driven off and were pulled over nearby.

The victim was in no immediate danger and was treated at the theater for his minor injuries.

The male suspect is being held on bail at the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles, meanwhile the female suspect was released from custody Sunday afternoon.

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