Homeless Man Arrested as Suspect in Hollywood Stabbing is the Wrong Guy

A trail of blood lined the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Editor's Note: Police later revealed the wrong person was arrested and was then released. 

A homeless man who allegedly stabbed an employee of a Hollywood gift shop in the arm was in custody Monday, but he turned out to be the wrong person, police said. The search continued Monday night.

The crime occurred about 10 a.m. Saturday in the 6600 block of Hollywood Boulevard, said Los Angeles police Officer Drake Madison.

Tysean Gaston, 22, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, Madison said. He was being held on $1 million bail, according to the sheriff's department. But the LAPD later said he was not the suspect. He was subsequently released. 

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, and was expected to survive, Madison said.

According to witnesses, the injured man was stabbed in the arm when he told the suspect, who was in a wheelchair, to move away from the business because the suspect was allegedly smoking marijuana. 

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