A firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department was stabbed by a patient at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights on Tuesday night.
The stabbing occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the hospital emergency room, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department.
The patient was in the emergency room on a mental health hold, Lopez said.
He allegedly pulled a knife out of his sock, stabbed the firefighter and threatened other hospital staff members before being tackled by security guards, according to Lopez.
The firefighter was in stable condition with a non life-threatening wound to his arm, fire officials stated.
The unidentified patient was in custody and was expected to be booked on suspicion of attempted murder, according to Lopez.