Update: Los Angeles Man Charged with Felony After Allegedly Assaulting Former Olympian Kim Glass With ‘Metal Bolt’
Update: A Los Angeles man that has been identified as Semeon Tesfamariam, 51, is facing a felony charge after he allegedly attacked former Olympic volleyball player Kim Glass with a metal object.
According to a news release issued by Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón on July 12, Tesfamariam faces one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, including allegations that he,
“caused great bodily injury and of being previously convicted in 2020 of a serious and/or violent felony.”
The news release added,
“This was a brutal, unprovoked attack. Mr. Tesfamariam has a troubling history of attacking apparently random people with dangerous weapons. His behavior appears to have escalated with time. We have asked the court to preventatively detain him to protect the public. The court granted that request and he is currently being held without bail.”
Original story: Former Olympian volleyball player and model Kim Glass revealed she was attacked and severely injured by a homeless man in L.A. over the weekend!
The 37-year-old athlete–who won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics–detailed her experience and shared the injuries she suffered in an Instagram story. She showed her right eye swollen completely shut, blackened, and stitched up with a gash on her nose. In a series of videos posted to her social media page, Kim Glass said it all happened on Saturday (July 9) after she was leaving lunch with a friend at a restaurant in Downtown L.A. Upon leaving the restaurant, she noticed a man in the street with something in his hand.