Homeless man stabbed in neck in Pasadena

PASADENA — A homeless man suffered a slash wound to his neck late Saturday after an argument with another homeless man escalated into a stabbing, authorities said.
The attack took place about 7:55 p.m. at the corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. Vasken Gourdikian said.
A 45-year-old local transient became involved in an argument over sleeping arrangements with another homeless man whom he did not recognize, the lieutenant said.
“They became involved in a verbal altercation, at which time the suspect cut or stabbed the victim in his neck,” Gourdikian said. The wound was “very superficial,” he said, adding that the victim had been released from the hospital after receiving stitches.
The attacker ran toward the Metro Gold Line station at Del Mar Boulevard and Raymond Avenue, Gourdikian said. Police searched the area, but did not find the assailant. Deputies patrolling the Gold Line were also notified in case the attacker boarded a train.
Police described the stabber as a black man between 35 and 40 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, of stocky build, with a dark complexion and a bald head. He wore light plaid shorts and a gray T-shirt.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Pasadena police at 626-744-4241.

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