A fight between two homeless men early Sunday ended with one of them hospitalized with stab wounds to his head and the other behind bars, authorities said.
Lewis Divens, 52, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Pasadena police officials and Los Angeles County booking records.
The violence took place about 7 a.m. at Central Park, 219 S. Fair Oaks Ave., according to Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema.
Divens and the victim, a 47-year-old man, became involved in an argument over territory at the park, he said.
The victim swung a leg brace at the other during the dispute, Hettema said. Divens allegedly pulled a knife, stabbed the victim in the back of the head and slashed his face.
Paramedics took the injured man to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Police found and arrested Divens within minutes, records show.
According to county booking records, he was being held in lieu of $1 million bail pending his initial court appearance.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.