LANCASTER – An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly stabbing a man in the throat near a Lancaster bus stop, authorities said.
Jose Prado was arrested in connection with the stabbing, which was reported around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 10th Street West and Avenue I, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz.
“Lancaster deputies received a phone call of a stabbing victim with a wound to his throat,” Ruiz said.
The victim, a 40-year-old man, was found at a bus stop with a superficial knife wound to his throat. He was treated at a local hospital for the non-life threatening injury, Ruiz said. The victim gave responding deputies a full description of the assailant, and deputies caught up with the suspect soon after, Ruiz said.
“They searched the area in the neighborhood of Kingtree and Avenue I,” Ruiz said. “One deputy did find the suspect and detain him in the area.”
Eighteen-year-old Jose Prado was arrested around 8:15 p.m. on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on $1 million bail, according to LASD inmate records.
The matter is still under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.