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Two stabbed, one arrested in early morning attack in Morro Bay

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Two people were hospitalized with stab wounds after an incident in Morro Bay early Saturday morning that resulted in one arrest.

At approximately 5:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Atascadero Road, where upon arrival they located a male and female, both 19 years old, who had suffered stab wounds, according to a Morro Bay Police Department press release.

The Morro Bay police and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies then located and arrested Jesus Romansoroa, 19, without further incident after the female victim told police their alleged attacker was still at the scene.

Police said the male victim suffered serious injuries, while the female victim also was stabbed in the assault on the male victim. She was in possession of an infant child, police said.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital, the release said.

Romansoroa was transported to the Morro Bay Police Department for further questioning. He was later booked in SLO County Jail on suspicion of multiple charges, including attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon and willful harm/endangering a child, among others.

The case is under further investigation, and anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Morro Bay Police Department at 805-772-6225 or Sgt. Tony Mosqueda or Detective Gene Stuart at 805-772-6225, ext. 229. To stay anonymous, contact SLO County Crime Stoppers at slotips.org.

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