Man hospitalized after Village area stabbing

Phillip Borunda fled the scene and has not been apprehended.

by Steven Felschundneff |

A man was taken to the hospital Sunday after he was attacked in the Claremont Village.

The Claremont Police Department received a call at 3:53 p.m. about a man suffering from a stab wound at the Metrolink platform in the 200 block of W. First Street. When officers arrived they located the adult male who had apparently been stabbed in the chest following a verbal argument, police said Monday.

Los Angeles County Fire personnel responded to treat the man and he was transported to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries. As of Monday afternoon the victim was still hospitalized but had been stabilized, according to police.

Claremont police detectives, including the K-9 Drew, responded to the scene to help locate the suspected assailant, whom police have identified as 41-year-old Phillip Borunda. Shortly after the altercation Borunda fled the scene and has not been apprehended. He is wanted for attempted homicide and is considered armed and dangerous.

“Since 2019, Borunda has been arrested by the Claremont Police Department 14 times, for crimes such as arson, burglary, possession of stolen property, and drug offenses. Borunda is currently out of custody awaiting arraignment for an arson arrest due to the Los Angeles County Bail Schedules and Pre-arraignment Release Protocols,” according to a news release from the Claremont police.

If you have any additional information related to this investigation, please contact the Claremont Police Department at 909-399-5411.


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