Man's Tongue Nearly Severed During Fight

A man whose tongue was nearly cut off in a fight at a Hollywood apartment was listed in stable condition at a hospital Monday, police said.

Jose Garcia, 29, was attacked by a man who knocked him down during a fight in the building at Clinton Street and Heliotrope Drive at 12:45 a.m. Monday. The assailant slashed at his face with a knife or broken bottle, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Arthur Reyna.

The assailant fled in a red van, heading north on Heliotrope, Reyna said.

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