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Man Found With Cuts on Hollywood Blvd., Taken to Hospital

Police received reports of a stabbing, but found no evidence of assault.

A man in his 20s who appeared to have been cut on the back in Hollywood was hospitalized Wednesday, but police were unable to determine if anyone had assaulted him.

Police received calls of both a man stabbed and a shirtless man throwing chairs and causing a disturbance at a business in the 6600 block of Hollywood Boulevard, near Las Palmas Avenue, around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. David Ferry of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station.

When police arrived, they discovered the victim and suspect were one and the same and he appeared to be under the influence of narcotics, Ferry said.

Officers used a Taser on the man after he ignored commands and refused to be taken into custody.

"He was bleeding from the back from what looked to be a laceration-type wound," Ferry said. "We don't know if it's a stabbing or if he injured himself. No one saw a stabbing and the victim-slash-suspect is not reporting a stabbing."

The man was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.

Police did not arrest him, but he was being investigated for being under the influence of drugs and disturbing the peace, Ferry said.

The disturbance shut down westbound Hollywood Boulevard at Las Palmas Avenue for about 20 minutes, Ferry said.

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