Three men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Wednesday after they allegedly stabbed a 41-year-old Glendale man in the buttocks multiple times, police said.
Police stopped the men — Gegham Mehrabyan, 19, of Hollywood, and Suren Lazaryan, 25, and Edgar Tadevosyan, 29, both of Glendale — as they fled an apartment in the 100 block of East Chestnut Street, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
The injured man suffered non-life-threatening minor cuts to his buttocks, he added.
Police received calls at 12:22 a.m. about a fight in the apartment, where they found the man “bleeding profusely around the buttocks,” Lorenz said.
Few details were released about the incident.
Police said Mehrabyan, Lazaryan, Tadevosyan and the injured man, who were reportedly friends and relatives, were drinking alcohol that night. At some point, an argument broke out and the man was stabbed, police said.
Tadevosyan reportedly suffered minor cuts on his hands, Lorenz said.
The injured man told police he “didn’t want to be a victim” and didn’t want to pursue charges against the men, Lorenz said.
Police will still investigate the incident and present their case to the Los Angeles County district attorney for filing consideration, he added.