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Arrest Made In Brutal Hollywood Boulevard Transgender Attack [UPDATED]

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Police have arrested one of the men who allegedly attacked a transgender woman on Hollywood Boulevard.

A suspect was taken into custody today, KTLA reports. Police have not yet released the suspect's name or photo.

The attack occurred May 31 around 2:15 a.m. after Vivian Diego, born Victor Diego, left her job at Beso restaurant.

Surveillance video released by police on June 18 showed four men following Diego, then knocking her to the ground and kicking her.

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She suffered severe injuries to her face, head and ribs and still has her jaw wired shut, her sisters said this week. She spent seven days in the hospital.

Anyone with information about the attack is urged to call 213-972-2967 or email A $25,000 reward is being offered.

We'll update this story as more information becomes available.

[UPDATE, 11:40 a.m.]
CBS News reports that the suspect who was arrested is Nicol Shakhnazaryan, 21. He was arrested by Hollywood Division detectives around 8 p.m. Thursday in the San Fernando Valley. Shakhnazaryan is being held on $1.05 million bail. No photo has been released.


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