- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are holding a man they say stabbed to death his 13-month-old daughter, then fled his burning apartment with a knife stuck in his chest.

Authorities say the man apparently stabbed the girl Friday afternoon in a North Hollywood apartment, set the apartment on fire and jumped out of a second-story window.

Police say he may have used methamphetamine.

The girl’s mother took her to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead

Authorities say an officer answering an assault with a deadly weapon report found the man in an alley. He was on fire and had a steak knife in his chest.

Officer Drake Madison says he was taken to a hospital in critical condition. There’s no update on his condition.

The apartment fire was quickly doused.


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