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Santa Monica police investigate apparent stabbing of homeless man

Approximate location of incident shown in black.

Santa Monica police appealed to the public Tuesday for information about the apparent stabbing of a homeless man who was sleeping on a bus bench blocks from the Third Street Promenade.

A passerby encountered the man in his late 50s bleeding about 5:45 a.m.Tuesday in the 500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard and then called police, department officials said.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was conscious. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in guarded condition.

Detectives recovered a large knife at the scene. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Monica Police Robbery-Homicide Unit at (310) 458-8437 or the main Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.


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Photo: Approximate location of incident shown in black. Credit: Los Angeles Times Mapping L.A.

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