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Stabbing Leads to Five Hour Standoff, Suspect Taken into Custody

Hermosa Beach Police Department

Press Release

March 16th,  (For Immediate Release)



PIO:    Officer Robert Higgins


Cell:    310 505 7563

Fax:    310 406-8122



Aaden Brindamour 30 years old

Former Hermosa Beach resident, current address unknown

Charges: Attempted Murder, Burglary

Bail: No Bail



Using a fire escape for access, the suspect breaks into his ex-girlfriends second story apartment and stabs her visiting male friend (victim) in the neck and arm.  The suspect surrenders to police after a 5 hour standoff.  The victim is in serious but stable condition in the ICU of an area hospital.



On 03-15-2008 at about 11:30 PM, officers from the Hermosa Beach Police Department responded to a call of a family disturbance in the 800 Block of The Strand. When officers arrived on scene they encountered the ex-girlfriend and the victim outside the apartment building.  The victim was bleeding profusely from several stab wounds to the neck and arm.  Officers then observed the suspect in the window of the apartment wielding a knife.  Officers secured the perimeter of the location until SWAT teams from the Hawthorne and Redondo Beach Police Departments arrived.  Police crisis negotiators established a dialogue with the suspect.  During the negotiations the suspect vandalized the interior of the apartment.  Further, he repeatedly challenged officers to kill him. Crisis negotiators eventually were able to talk the suspect into surrendering after a 5 hour stand off with police. Brindamour was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail where he will be held without bail.


The victim was transported to an area hospital by the Hermosa Beach Fire Department, where he is in serious but stable condition..


The ex-girlfriend had obtained a restraining order against the suspect 4 days prior, but it  had not been served.


The suspect and ex-girlfriend had dated for approximately 4 months until they broke up one week ago.


Officers from the Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Hawthorne, Palos Verdes Estates, and CHP responded.









Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Officer Higgins @ (310) 505-7563.

Hermosa Beach Neighborhood Watch

Post Office Box 504

Hermosa Beach, California 90254