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Hospital Employee Fatally Stabs Transient He Kicked Off Property

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A man who was asked to leave a valley hospital was stabbed to death by an employee who kicked him off the property. City News Service reports that the stabbing took place at about 3 this morning at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills.

The victim, a male transient in his 40s, died at the hospital, according to the coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said that the unidentified male employee asked the man to leave, but the man struck the employee. In response, the employee drew a knife and stabbed him. The struggle took place outside of the hospital.

The employee has not been arrested, said Eisenman, but he could still face charges, pending the results of the current investigation.