Suspect Booked on Suspicion of Stabbing Man at Azusa Apartment Complex
A suspect was taken into custody Saturday night after allegedly stabbing a man at an apartment complex in Azusa, authorities said.
Vincente Mariano Fernandez, 32, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail, said Azusa police Lt. Steve Hunt.
Officers responded about 11:30 p.m. to a report that a man had been stabbed in 200 block of East Newburgh Street (map), according to a statement from the Police Department. They arrived to find a 35-year-old man lying on a balcony, suffering from a stab wound.
Paramedics arrived at the scene and treated the victim.
According to officials, witnesses told the officers that the man who had committed the stabbing was in an apartment at the location.
As the officers approached the apartment, Fernandez “stood in the doorway and began yelling at [them] in an aggressive manner,” the police statement said.
Fernandez was then detained and transported to the Azusa Police Department, where he was booked. He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, Hunt said.
The wounded victim was taken to a hospital, according to authorities. His condition was not immediately known.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Azusa Police Department at 626-812-3200. Thos who wish to remain anonymous may do so by visiting www.AzusaPD.org and clicking on the “anonymous tip” logo.