Man stabbed in Elysian Park [updated]

Police have closed off a section of Stadium Way near the Dodger ballpark this afternoon after a male transient was tasered and stabbed by another transient following an argument in Elysian Park.

The victim, described as a Latino in his 50s was taken to a hospital and is reported in stable condition, said LAPD spokesman Mike Lopez.

The suspect was described as an Asian male in his 50s. Early reports indicate that he was detained by a citizen until police arrived,  Lopez said.

The stabbing took place after 5 pm on Stadium Way near Scott Avenue.  Evening commuters who normally use Stadium Way are being diverted to side streets.

Update @ 6:25  pm:  Stadium Way has been reopened to traffic.

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