Suspect arrested in stabbing death at Santa Monica Main Library


A suspect was arrested Sunday in the stabbing death of a man at the Santa Monica Main Library, police said.

The attack occurred Friday around 7:15 p.m. in the library’s north courtyard at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Police said Quade Larry Colbert, 34, was speaking with the victim when he allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the man twice. The suspect fled before police arrived.

The victim died at the scene. His name has been withheld pending notification of next of kin.

After a search, homicide detectives identified and arrested Colbert. Police said both the victim and the suspect were believed to be unhoused.



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