The incident occurred after Buscaino, a mayoral candidate, spoke in Venice about the city’s homelessness crisis. He had just urged a city crackdown on tents in parks, beaches and sidewalks.
“Our city has devolved into a place where chaos is common … people tell me every day that they no longer feel safe in our city,″ Buscaino said.
LOS ANGELES BOARDWALK PERFORMER BRUTALLY ATTACKED AT VENICE BEACH
LAPD officers wrestle a knife away from a person called Angel who they arrested for assault with a deadly weapon as she stood only a few feet behind Los Angeles Mayoral candidate Joe Buscaino on Monday, giugno 7, 2021, a Los Angeles, QUELLO. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images).