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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Suspect Sought NR21217ml

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On September 1, 2021, detectives from Major Crimes Division arrested Eric Cohen, 30 years old and a resident of Long Beach. Cohen was booked for Attempted Murder and is being held on a one-million-dollar bail at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. Multiple search warrants were served in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The investigation is ongoing.

Detectives are asking anyone who may be a victim or has additional information regarding Eric Cohen to contact Major Crimes Detective Meesri at (213) 486-7362.

Eric Cohen

DOB 05/05/1991
Booking No. 6240740
DR No. 210115198

Detectives believe a second violent attack occurred during the same altercation. However, no victims or witnesses have come forward. Detectives are asking any victims or persons with information contact Major Crimes Division at (213) 486-7362.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Area detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect in a violent attack.

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, around 2:00 p.m., an assault with a deadly weapon occurred near the intersection of 1st Street and Spring Street. During a protest, the suspect used a knife or a sharp object to stab the victim once in the upper right chest area.

Los Angeles Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

The suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male, long blonde hair, black bandana, black hoodie, black skinny jeans with holes in knees, and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Area Detective Cheng at (213) 996-1248. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.