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Cuesta College student arrested in double stabbing near Cal Poly

Jay Hernandez, 19, of San Luis Obispo, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.  Original story »
Jay Hernandez, 19, of San Luis Obispo, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Original story »

A Cuesta College student was taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in the stabbings of two students in front of Mustang Village early Friday.

Through their investigation, the San Luis Obispo Police Department had identified Jay Hernandez as a suspect and issued an arrest warrant.

Hernandez turned himself in at the Tulare County Jail on Saturday. He posted a $25,000 bail and was released on bond, San Luis Obispo police said.

The stabbing occurred when a Cal Poly student and a Cuesta College student were walking along Foothill Boulevard about 12:47 a.m. and were allegedly accosted by two men.

One of the men, which police say was Hernandez, allegedly stabbed them before both suspects fled. The two victims were treated for non life-threatening injuries at a hospital, police have said.

Police Sgt. Chad Pfarr said Sunday that Hernandez is originally from the Central Valley and is living in San Luis Obispo while attending Cuesta College.

Police served a search warrant at his San Luis Obispo home Friday evening, Pfarr said. Hernandez was not at the home at the time.

Pfarr said that the department is not commenting on the second suspect yet. The investigation into the assault is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 805-781-7317 or Crime Stoppers at 805-549-STOP.

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