Police Arrest Suspect in L.A. Driving Attack


Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of intentionally driving into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing a woman and injuring 11 others.

Police say 38-year-old Nathan Campbell has been booked for investigation of murder and remains jailed Sunday on $1 million bail.

He turned himself in about two hours after the attack, which occurred at around 6 p.m. Saturday. Investigators don’t yet have a motive.

Security video taken at the Venice Beach boardwalk shows a man parking his black car, stepping out and surveying the leisurely scene for several minutes before getting back into the vehicle and speeding into the crowd.

Hundreds of people were walking or sitting at cafes when the car sent them scrambling wildly before it sped out of sight.

Witnesses reported a horrendous scene, with people scattered and bleeding in the popular tourist area.

A coroner’s investigator tells City News Service that the dead woman is 32-year-old Alice Gruppioni of Italy.

Police say another victim was critically hurt, two were in serious condition and others were treated for less serious injuries.