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Police arrest alleged stabbing suspect in Arroyo Grande

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Update, Saturday:

Police have arrested 36-year-old Matthew Leroy Ehens on suspicion of attempted murder.

According to an Arroyo Grande Police Department news release, Ehens was taken into custody after an attempted stabbing Friday night. He fled the scene but was located after a traffic collision in rural Arroyo Grande on Saturday.

Ehens was booked into County Jail on suspicion of charges including attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.

Update 9 p.m.:

Arroyo Grande Officer Reggie Bio confirmed there is a stabbing investigation ongoing in Arroyo Grande, and that police are still searching for the suspect.

“We do have a stabbing,” he said. “It’s being actively investigated at this point.”

Bio said there was no threat to the surrounding area.

He declined to provide further details.

More information is expected Saturday morning.

Original story:

Police appear to be searching for a suspect who may have stabbed someone in Arroyo Grande on Friday evening.

Arroyo Grande police were called out to the area of Lancaster Drive and Elm Street around 6:32 p.m. for reports of a possible stabbing, according to scanner traffic.

A call for medical aid was listed in the area at the same time on the county’s PulsePoint emergency response app.

The suspect, who allegedly stabbed somebody in the shoulder, may have fled the scene in a dark blue Acura, according to scanner traffic.

When reached for comment, Arroyo Grande Police Department dispatch declined to provide further details saying the incident was ongoing.

Further details were not immediately available.

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Kaytlyn Leslie writes about business and development for The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also covers city governments and happenings in the South County region, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 after graduating from Cal Poly with her journalism degree.
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