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Kaiser Employee Fatally Stabs Transient After Telling Him To Leave Hospital

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WOODLAND HILLS (CBS) — Police say a hospital employee fatally stabbed a man he had told to leave the facility’s property.

The stabbing happened about 3 a.m. at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center in the 5600 block of De Soto Avenue, Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said.

Eisenman says a male employee told the man, who was apparently a transient, to leave the property. However, the man struck the employee, who then pulled out a knife and stabbed him several times, KNX 1070’s Margaret Carrero reports. 

The fight was outside the hospital.

The wounded man, who was in his 40s, died at the hospital, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said. Authorities withheld his name, pending family notification.

The employee was not arrested, but an investigation was being conducted to determine if he would face any criminal charges in connection with the death, Eisenman said.

Kaiser officials told the Los Angeles Daily News that its not clear whether the employee or the transient pulled the knife.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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