A man was stabbed by a relative in Paso Robles on Sunday afternoon, and police are asking for the public’s help to find the suspect.
About 1:40 p.m., police received a report of two men involved in a physical fight in the 3100 block of Spring Street, according to a news release from the Paso Robles Police Department.
When they arrived, officers found a man with a stab wound in his lower left back. The suspect, 36-year-old Samuel Joel Maduena, fled the scene before police arrived, officials said.
The victim, a 30-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, police said. The stabbing was an “isolated incident,” according to police.
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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Maduena.
Maduena is described as a Hispanic man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and weighing about 240 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and several tattoos on his face and neck, police said. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black sweater and blue jeans. He left the scene in a black 2011 four-door Honda Accord with California license plate number 6PTW612.
Police say Maduena should be considered armed and dangerous and that anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.