Authorities released new video on Wednesday in an attempt to find a man who stabbed a tour company employee on the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the weekend.
The victim, a man in his 20s, had asked the attacker to leave an area near his kiosk, witnesses told KTLA. Then, when the victim again approached the attacker as he sat in a wheelchair and smoked, a brief argument began, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The man in the wheelchair stood up and stabbed the victim in the arm, police said.
The video shows the victim appear to push the assailant's wheelchair from behind, moving the wheelchair away from the front of a business. Then the man in the wheelchair gets up and turns on the victim, apparently slashing at him.
Leaving a trail of blood along the Walk of Fame, the wounded man walked away from the assailant, who vanished, police said.. The attacker was described as a black man of medium build, and between 30 and 40 years old.
The victim had emergency surgery, according to LAPD.
A man was initially taken into custody but was released when detectives confirmed through evidence he was not the assailant.
Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Officer Danielson at 213-972-2937 or during nonbusiness hours, 877-527-3247. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.