An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The incident occurred in a parking structure near 5th and Hill streets at around 4:25 p.m. as the Central Narcotics Enforcement Detail was making an arrest in the Jewelry District, LAPD confirmed to KTLA.
Details are limited and it’s unclear exactly what led to the situation, but an altercation occurred with an uninvolved adult male who stabbed the officer and fled the scene, prompting a foot pursuit.
Several patrol units responded, and two ambulances were requested. The officer, who was wearing a tactical vest when he was stabbed, was taken to the hospital with minor puncture wounds, police said.
The suspect was later taken into custody. It is unclear if he was taken to the hospital.
Downtown commuters were asked to avoid the area between 6th and Hill streets while police were investigating.