LANCASTER – A 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing another man multiple times in Lancaster Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The attacked took place around 4:30 p.m., according to deputy Miguel T. Ruiz of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
Deputies were flagged down by concerned citizens at the intersection of Lancaster Boulevard and Yucca Avenue regarding a stabbing victim, Ruiz stated.
The victim, who had several lacerations and stab wounds, said he was attacked by a knife-wielding Hispanic man, Ruiz stated.
The victim told deputies his attacker left the scene heading eastbound on Lancaster Boulevard, and deputies quickly caught up to a fleeing suspect a few blocks east of the incident, Ruiz said.
The suspect was identified as 40-year-old Russell Karl Barboa of Lancaster.
Barboa was also injured while attacking the victim, and he was treated at a local hospital, according to Ruiz.
Barboa was then arrested for attempted murder and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on $1 million bail.
The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. He was listed in stable condition Friday night.