Source: Los Angeles Times
A 29-year-old Simi Valley man has been arrested and booked on suspicion of committing a hate crime after he stabbed an apparent worshiper near a mosque, authorities say.
About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Simi Valley police received reports of people fighting in a shopping center parking lot in the 1800 block of Erringer Road, said Sgt. Adam Darough. The shopping center is “adjacent” to a mosque, Darough said.
Police found the suspected assailant, John Matteson, nearby, Darough said. Matteson was taken into custody and booked into Ventura County Main Jail on suspicion of a hate crime, Darough said.