LOS ANGELES — A man accused of randomly attacking a woman with a knife as she ate a taco in East Los Angeles has been charged with attempted murder.

Twenty-nine-year-old Andres Contreras also was charged Friday with kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Detective Jacob Sanchez says the 23-year-old woman was at a taco truck Wednesday night when Contreras violently dragged her down the street and began stabbing her with a 3-inch folding knife.

He says a stranger intervened and suffered a non-life-threatening wound to the chest. Nearby deputies arrived, and Contreras dropped the knife and was arrested.

Lt. Alex Salinas says Contreras admitted to using methamphetamine all day.

The woman survived multiple wounds to her legs and arms.

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