Man stabbed multiple times on popular hiking trail in Simi Valley

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A trail leading to the Mt. McCoy Cross in Simi Valley is seen in this file image from Google Maps.

A trail leading to the Mt. McCoy Cross in Simi Valley is seen in this file image from Google Maps.

An investigation is underway into a stabbing that occurred near a popular hiking destination in Simi Valley Thursday evening.

About 6 p.m., authorities were called to the area of Vera Cruz Street because a man in his early 20s was pounding on the door of a home, the Simi Valley Police Department stated in a news release.

Arriving officers discovered that the man banging on the door had been stabbed multiple times and was bleeding badly.

The victim told investigators he had been stabbed on a trail near the Mount McCoy Cross, the news release stated.

The man did not provide any further details but authorities do not believe it was a random attack.

Witnesses told investigators there was an argument between a group of men near the cross, but did not see the stabbing.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with wounds that were not believed to be life threatening, the police department stated.

Anyone with further information can contact the police department at 805-583-6950.

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