Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of the murder of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was hospitalized after being jailed in San Diego County on Friday afternoon.
California corrections officers did not identify 75-year-old Sirhan as a victim, but a source confirmed to the Associated Press that he was the man serving a life sentence in connection with the death of Kennedy, a U.S. Senator from New York who was killed in a hotel. " Ambassador to Los Angeles after winning the Democratic primary in California in 1968
Sirhan is said to be in stable condition following the attack. The circumstances that led to the stabbing were not immediately known.
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"The suspect in the attack was identified and placed in the administrative division of the prison while awaiting investigation," the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said, according to KABC-TV of Los Angeles.
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He was initially sentenced to death, but when California briefly banned the death penalty, his sentence was changed to life in prison.
He was held in Richard J. Donovan Correctional Base.
It's an evolving story. Check back for updates. The Associated Press contributed to this report.