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News Release

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Media Relations

Man Assaulted in Northeast Area NR15890aj

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the assault of a male.

On Monday, October 26, 2015, around 4:50 p.m., a male victim was involved in a verbal dispute with a male suspect inside a restaurant in the 4900 block of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then stabbed the victim with an unknown object.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. The victim is in stable condition.

The suspect is described as an African American male, approximately 18-years old with black hair and brown eyes. He stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 150 lbs. The suspect was wearing a white T-shirt, brown shorts, and orange tennis shoes.

Detectives are releasing the security video of the attack in hopes that someone may have information which would assist in solving this crime.

Anyone with information about this incident or recognizes the suspect in the video, is asked to call Northeast Detective Matthew Gale at (323) 344-5740. During non-business hours or on the weekends call 877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPD, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.