LONG BEACH, Calif.—A 26-year-old homeless man was arrested for allegedly attacking a woman, then stabbing a man who intervened to help the victim, police said May 27.
Officers responded to the 700 block of East Fourth Street, two blocks east of Alamitos Avenue, at approximately 1:07 a.m. Friday regarding an assault with a deadly weapon, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
“The preliminary investigation indicated that a male adult suspect assaulted a female adult victim; a male adult intervened and was physically assaulted by the suspect,” police said. “The suspect then stabbed the male adult victim.”
Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, but the suspect did not comply with officers’ directions, resulting in the use of less-lethal munitions and pepper spray, police said.
The suspect was arrested. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and took the male adult victim to a hospital for a non-life-threatening injury to the upper body.
The suspect was taken to a hospital where he was medically cleared before booking. He was identified as Corey Justin Taylor, and was booked on suspicion of battery, obstructing or resisting a peace officer, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Bail was set at $30,000.