A man suspected of attacking a 76-year-old victim in downtown Los Angeles and hitting him with an electric scooter was arrested Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced the arrest but did not immediately release the suspect’s name, pending booking.
The victim was waiting for a ride about 6:45 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Sixth and Spring streets when he was punched several times and knocked down, according to the LAPD.
The suspect then allegedly picked up an electric scooter and threw it at the victim, striking him in the head. The suspect attempted to do it again but the victim blocked the scooter with his forearm, police said.
A witness then stepped in and the suspect walked off, in the middle of the street, heading toward the Midnight Mission at 601 San Pedro St., which he eventually entered, according to the LAPD.
The victim sustained a laceration to his head that required staples and a laceration on his left forearm, police said.
Investigators had released images of the suspect, describing him as a man in his 30s, prior to his arrest.
It’s unclear where and exactly when investigators located him.
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