A man was stabbed near the West Hollywood Gateway this afternoon at roughly 2pm. West Hollywood Sheriffs deputies are searching for two suspects according to reports. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital. His condition is not yet known.
“Was eating lunch today at Crazy Rockn’ Sushi in West Hollywood with my colleagues,” Tweated Tyler M, “As we closed the tab, a guy came in covered in blood and said “I NEED TO USE THE BATHROOM, I GOT STABBED! Now cops and helicopters surround the lot. Still won’t let us work from home.”
A resident reported helicopter action and LAPD was also on the scene closing off Romain Street.
This story is developing.
The stabbing incident occurred days the West Hollywood voted to refund sheriff deputies at a regular West Hollywood council meeting, on Monday, May 15, 2023. City Council voted on the motion regarding citywide community safety contract staffing levels. The City Council voted 4-1 (noting the no vote of Councilmember Byers) to approve a motion to add four positions to the City’s budget for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department services, as follows: two (2) non-sworn Public Information Officer/Community Liaison positions; one (1) Entertainment Policing Sergeant; and one (1) Sheriff’s Deputy. The approved motion additionally provides direction for the City Council to consider adding another one (1) Sheriff’s Deputy following the City Council receiving its next Semi-Annual Community Safety Update in December 2023.
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West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station polices the City of West Hollywood and the unincorporated communities of Franklin Canyon, Universal City (which includes Universal Theme Park, Studios, and Citywalk), and the Federal Enclave in West Los Angeles.