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Update: Police Book Sylmar Man Who Punched Two Women at a Downtown Hot Dog Cart

8:09 AM PST on January 30, 2019

    [dropcap size=big]A[/dropcap] video released Tuesday by LAPD clearly shows a larger-than-average bearded man punching two women in the face near a bacon-wrapped hot dog cart in downtown L.A.

    The incident occurred in the area of 6th and Spring Saturday night, January 26, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's official Twitter account. "Attention Los Angeles — this guy brutally punched two women at a hot dog stand," LAPD said in a tweet. "Someone knows him, and we would like to be one of those people."

    [UPDATE: The suspect turned himself in. See note below.]

    Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man, who appears to throw a woman off his back onto the ground before punching another woman who came to her defense. He then punches the women who is trying to get off the floor and knocks down the other woman with a left hook before running off.

    The video (below) is pretty brutal but you can also see the man's face in it. LAPD wants anyone with info on the assailant or the incident to contact 213-996-1851, or 213-486-6606 after hours.

    Wednesday, Jan. 30: The suspect turned himself in, LAPD said.

    UPDATE: Arka Sangbarani Oroojian turned himself into police last night at LAPD Central Station and was booked for Assault with a Deadly Weapon. His bail has been set at $90,000. We thank the community for their help in spreading the message https://t.co/BBAlsdlqKq

    — LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 30, 2019

    Police identified the man as Arka Sangbarani Oroojian, of Sylmar. "He is a 6’3”, 270 pound 30 year old male," @LAPDHQ said in a follow-up tweet.

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