Parents found stabbed in the neck, son arrested

CORONADO, CA – In Coronado Shores on Monday, the sounds of sirens filled the night when a man and woman, both 69, were found stabbed in an apartment complex. The emergency alarm was raised around 9 pm when the front desk of the high-rise residential building at 1773 Avenida Del Mundo relayed reports of a stabbing incident to 911 operators. Responding officers discovered the two victims in the lobby with severe neck wounds.

Coronado Police identified the suspect as 40-year-old La Mesa resident Adam Nordhues, the victims’ son. He was found in the parking lot, brandishing a knife. He reportedly resisted arrest, and officers had to deploy a stun gun twice to disarm him and take him into custody.

Despite the seriousness of their injuries, both victims are projected to make complete recoveries. The assailant also required medical attention post-arrest although the cause of his injuries remains unknown.

Sgt. Ryan Brennan from Coronado PD describes the attack as “unprovoked,” the implications of this shocking double-stabbing representing a rarity in the usually peaceful island community.

Nordhues was visiting his parents at the time of the incident. Charges against Nordhues include attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, and resisting arrest, and he is currently being held at San Diego County Jail.