Man Stabbed in Movie Theater While Viewing 'The Shallows'

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'The Shallows' starring Blake Lively.

The victim remains hospitalized, police said. His condition is unclear.

A Santa Rosa, Calif., theater patron was stabbed numerous times and suffered life-threatening injuries while he was watching The Shallows on Wednesday afternoon, police Sgt. Josh Ludtke told The Hollywood Reporter.

The 21-year-old male victim was attacked from behind around 4 p.m. inside the Roxy Theater in downtown Santa Rosa, according to police. 

The motive for the stabbing remains unclear. Police described the attack as random. 

An unidentified 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, police said. The weapon was recovered at the theater. 

The victim remains hospitalized, according to police. His condition is unclear. The theater could not immediately be reached for additional comment.