A man is hospitalized Tuesday after what witnesses say was a dispute over the victim not wearing a mask in Santa Monica.
According to witnesses, a security guard confronted the victim over his refusal to wear a mask inside a Vons supermarket on Monday night and an argument quickly escalated.
“There was a tussle” between the security guard and the victim, witness Andre Berryman told ABC7, and ultimately the security guard pulled a out a knife and stabbed the victim, according to Berryman.
The man was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition.
A mask mandate for Los Angeles went into effect on Monday and Los Angeles County has a mask mandate in place in indoor settings.