Jackson claims he did it in self-defense

By Tara Fowler
April 28, 2015 07:50 AM
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Former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stabbing a man in Westlake, California – and then fleeing the scene.

Police received reports of a stabbing on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. When they responded to the scene, they found a man had been stabbed in his left upper torso.

The unidentified victim was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center for treatment, but he told police that he’d been attacked by “Hobie,” the name of Jackson’s character on the show, the Times reports.

On Saturday, authorities received reports of a “prowler” in the same neighborhood. It turned out to be Jackson, who police arrested on the spot. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was released on bail hours later.

Jackson told TMZ the stabbing was in self-defense, claiming he was the victim of an attempted robbery.

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Baywatch Star Jeremy Jackson Arrested for Suspected Stabbing

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