LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Homeless problem in downtown Los Angeles continues to worsen as yesterday a man was fatally stabbed yesterday while eating at a downtown restaurant by an apparently homeless man who escaped on foot, according to Los Angeles police.
The stabbing took place at Margarita’s Place, a Mexican restaurant located at 103 E. Seventh St. around 8:35 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The two men were eating at the counter when an argument erupted between them, police said. One man used a knife he apparently carried with him to stab the second man who was described as a Hispanic man in his 40s, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The attacker’s description was not immediately released by police. He reportedly is a regular at the restaurant, employees told KTLA5.
Police hope that surveillance footage captured the killer’s image, the LAPD said.