Man on Probation Charged in Stabbing of 2 Tourists in Santa Monica

Man on Probation Charged in Stabbing of 2 Tourists in Santa Monica

Larry Ameyal Cedeno was charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. (Santa Monica Police Department)

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5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

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A man on probation suspected of stabbing two German tourists near the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced May 21.
Larry Ameyal Cedeno, 29, was to be arraigned Wednesday at the Airport Courthouse. The charges include allegations that he used a knife and caused great bodily injury to the victims, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Cedeno was arrested around 8 p.m. Sunday shortly after the stabbings in the 1500 block of Fourth Street, near Broadway and Parking Structure 7, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
Cedeno was on probation for larceny, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the stabbing was urged to contact Detective George Burciaga at George.Burciaga@santamonica.gov or the watch commander at 310-458-8427.
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