Actor Nick Pasqual Arrested at Border for Stabbing Makeup Artist, Charged With Attempted Murder

Nick Pasqual, a background actor in “How I Met Your Mother,” was detained at the U.S. border after being charged with allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend, makeup artist Allie Shehorn, multiple times, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office confirmed.

On May 23 around 4:30 a.m., Pasqual allegedly broke into Shehorn’s Los Angeles home and stabbed her multiple times. She was then hospitalized with critical injuries. Shehorn’s credits include “Rebel Moon,” “Family Switch” and “Babylon.”

After the attack, Pasqual allegedly fled the scene and was later detained at a U.S./Mexico border check point in Sierra Blanca, Texas. The court issued an $1.07 million arrest warrant for the actor. He will be extradited to Los Angeles County where he will face charges. If he is convicted as charged, the maximum sentence would be life in state prison.

According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, Pasqual is charged with one count of attempted murder, one count of first-degree residential burglary with person present and one count of injuring a spouse, cohabitant, fiancé, boyfriend, girlfriend or child’s parent.

Shehorn had recently filed a restraining order against Pasqual for domestic abuse. Per the L.A. Times, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge approved the restraining order, but it is not known if Shehorn served it to Pasqual before the attack.

The day of the stabbing, Shehorn’s coworkers were worried when she didn’t show up to do makeup for an indie horror film she was working on.

In the restraining order, Shehorn said Pasqual physically attacked her in the home they shared prior to May 23, including slapping her, breaking down doors, slamming her head into the floor and sexually assaulting her.

According to the L.A. Times, Shehorn underwent emergency surgery after the May 23 attack and remained in the ICU for several days.

Her friends Emily MacDonald and Jed Dornoff started a GoFundMe to aid in medical and living expenses for Shehorn’s recovery. Dornhoff posted a message Tuesday reading, “Allie has been moved out of ICU. She is still determined not to let this beat her and is pushing through the pain to heal.”

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