CARLSBAD — Police shot and wounded a man who stabbed a police negotiator and a hostage he held for 90 minutes Thursday afternoon in a restaurant.
The suspect, tentatively identified as Marin Flores Corral of Mexico, was shot twice in the chest after he burst from the kitchen of the California Cafe restaurant in Plaza Camino Real's The Broadway department store and stabbed hostage negotiator Ramon Trujillo, 37, three times, according to police and hospital officials. The man also stabbed in the neck the restaurant manager, William Scott Neal, 27.
The suspect was flown by Life Flight to UC San Diego Medical Center Thursday night; no word was available on his condition. Trujillo, a detective with 14 years on the Carlsbad police force, was in stable condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Neal was taken to Tri-City Hospital where he was reported in stable condition.
The shooting ended a 90-minute standoff between the police hostage-negotiating team and the suspect, who took his lone hostage in the kitchen of the second-floor restaurant about 4:30 p.m., police spokesman Matt Matney said.