Man Released After Being Arrested in Connection With Hollywood Walk of Fame Stabbing: LAPD

A man was released from custody after being arrested on suspicion of stabbing a tour company employee along the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the weekend.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame near where a man was stabbed in the arm is shown on May 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The Hollywood Walk of Fame near where a man was stabbed in the arm is shown on May 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The incident occurred about 10 a.m. Saturday in front of a gift shop near the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Whitley Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed.

Witnesses told KTLA the victim asked a transient who was in a wheelchair to leave the front of the store where his store's kiosk is located.

The homeless man then allegedly pulled out a knife, got out of the wheelchair to stab the victim in the arm then ran away, police and witnesses said.

Video from the scene showed a trail of blood along the Walk of Fame.

One employee from the gift shop helped the victim wrap his arm after the stabbing, video from inside the store showed.

Another person followed the attacker.

Police initially identified the suspect as 22-year-old Tysean Gaston, a man who was arrested a few blocks away from the crime scene. However, he was later released from custody Monday after detectives confirmed through evidence that he was not a suspect in the stabbing, according to LAPD Officer Drake Madison.

Gaston's bail had been set at $1 million prior to his release.

LAPD did not immediately provide a suspect description.

The victim is expected to be OK.

Many who work in the area say violence is becoming a common problem in the popular tourist destination.

Jason Urvisci, a manager of a nearby restaurant, told KTLA that he's called police five times in the last year and has taken to arm himself to feel safe. He said he had never seen so much blood along the boulevard despite being born and raised in Hollywood.

"This area is constantly inundated with a very bad element," he said.

KTLA's Jennifer Thang contributed to this story.