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Los Angeles police release description of man suspected in vaccine protest stabbing

Los Angeles police officers equipped with helmets and batons
Police officers prepare to separate pro- and anti- vaccine mandate protesters in front of the LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. A man was stabbed during the melee.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help identifying a person they believe is responsible for stabbing another person during a vaccine protest that turned violent in front of City Hall on Saturday.

The stabbing happened around 2 p.m. near 1st and Spring streets, police said.

“During a protest, the suspect used a knife or a sharp object to stab the victim once in the upper right chest area,” police said.

LAPD released this image of person they believe responsible for stabbing another person during a vaccine protest
LAPD released this image of person they believe responsible for stabbing another person during a vaccine protest that turned violent in front of City Hall on Saturday.
(LAPD)
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The suspect is described as a white or Latino male with long blonde hair, police said. The suspect was last seen wearing a bandana, hoodie and skinny jeans with holes in the knees — all black.

The suspect was also last seen wearing a pair of white tennis shoes, police said.

Anyone with information about the person’s whereabouts is asked to contact Central Area Det. Cheng at 213-996-1248.

During nonbusiness hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) 527-3247.

Those who wish to make an anonymous tip can call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.


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