HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A homeless man was arrested Monday for allegedly stabbing an employee of a Hollywood gift shop in the arm.
The stabbing happened Saturday morning in the 6600 block of Hollywood Boulevard at around 10 a.m., LAPD Officer Drake Madison said.READ MORE: Federal Court Strikes Down Judge’s Order To Provide Housing To All Skid Row Homeless
Police, who identified the suspect as 22-year-old Tysean Gaston, say a heated argument between the two led to the attack outside the souvenir shop on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The homeless man reportedly got out of his wheelchair and stabbed the employee after he was asked by the employee to move away from the store because he was allegedly smoking marijuana.READ MORE: Smokey Southland Skies Caused By Wildfires Burning In Northern And Central California Spur Air Quality Concerns
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, Madison said.
Gaston was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and was being held on $1 million bail.MORE NEWS: Father Memorializes Son, Who Died In 2019 Conception Boat Fire, Along Last 500 Miles Of 2,600 Mile Hike
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