A man employed as a security guard at an East Village apartment building was arrested early Thursday on suspicion of stabbing a man staying there with a friend.

The visitor walked into The Lofts at 707 Tenth shortly before 1 a.m. and was confronted by watchman William Henry McQueen, who thought the 26-year-old man “didn’t belong” there, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

During an ensuing argument, McQueen, 57, allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed the visitor three times.

Medics took the wounded man, whose name was not released, from 707 10th Ave. to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening trauma, Buttle said.

McQueen was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held at San Diego Central Jail on $30,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Monday afternoon.

—City News Service