Homeless Man Arrested as Suspect in Hollywood Stabbing is the Wrong Guy - NBC Southern California

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

A trail of blood lined the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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    Search for Hollywood Stabbing Suspect Continues

    The search continues for a stabbing suspect after LAPD arrested the wrong suspect. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Monday, May 14, 2018. (Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018)

    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. 

    Terrifying Moments After Hollywood Boulevard Knife Attack

    [LA] Terrifying Moments After Hollywood Boulevard Knife Attack

    Surveillance shows a man getting help in a gift shop after getting stabbed, leaving a blood trail on the Walk of Fame. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 6 Monday, May 14, 2018.

    (Published Monday, May 14, 2018)

    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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