Arrest for stabbing in Palisades Park

A homeless man was arrested after stabbing a city worker in the chest.

The attack occurred at 8:15 am on March 15, when a city employee tried to escort a suspect out of the area around a camera obscura in Palisades Park. The suspect, later identified as Barna’s Allen Cranford, stabbed the officer in the chest and then fled the scene. An ambassador in the city center reported the incident, and the victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

SMPD CID detectives located Barna on Thursday morning and arrested him around 11:00 am. Barna is charged with aggravated assault and anyone with information regarding this incident or those involved is urged to contact SMPD Detective Pollnow at 310-458-8455 or [email protected] or the head of the watch (24/7) at 310-458-8426.

Matthew Hall has an MA in International Journalism from City University of London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Before joining SMDP, he ran a chain of weekly newspapers… More Matthew Hall

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