Man suspected in attempted stabbing near Rose Bowl

PASADENA — Police jailed a man on suspicion of trying to stab a homeless man who defended himself by striking the man with a piece of wood outside the Rose Bowl Saturday, authorities said.
Gabriel Arroyo, 41, Pasadena was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.
The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. as people were gathering just west of the Rose Bowl near Salvia Canyon Road and West Drive in anticipation of the Independence Day fireworks, the lieutenant said.
Arroyo got into an argument with a local transient and pulled a knife, Ibarra said.
When Arroyo tried to stab the homeless man, he defended himself by striking Arroyo in the head with a piece of wood, she said. Arroyo was not seriously injured.
According to court records, Arroyo is being held in lieu of $30,000 bail. His initial court date was not available Sunday.

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