PALMDALE – Detectives are searching for the assailant who stabbed a man after a fist fight on Palmdale Boulevard Tuesday afternoon.
The incident began around 12:27 p.m. near the Bank of America on the 800 block of East Palmdale Boulevard, according to Lt. Wright of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“We got a call that a male was stabbed… Units responded and took an assault with a deadly weapon report and transported [the victim] to the hospital,” Wright said, adding that the victim’s condition was unknown but he had not passed away as of late Tuesday afternoon.
Witnesses said the street fight started near the B of A, but the fighters ended up at the 7-Eleven store on Palmdale Boulevard and Sierra Highway.
According to witnesses, the victim collapsed on the floor of the 7-Eleven, while the assailant cleaned his hands with paper towels, tossed them in a trash can and then took off running northbound on 8th Street East. This information was not confirmed by Sheriff’s officials.
A westbound lane on Palmdale Boulevard, between Sierra Highway and 9th Street East, was closed to traffic all Tuesday afternoon and into the evening as the Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Lab investigated the scene.
A trail of blood on the north side of Palmdale Boulevard could be seen from the Bank of America all the way to the entrance of the 7-Eleven store.
A complete description of the suspect was not immediately released. Detectives are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to contact the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 661-272-2400.
Editor’s note: We will update this story if more information becomes available.