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Man stabbed by machete-wielding attacker in Otay Mesa area

Posted at 7:58 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 16:58:36-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A 20-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being attacked by a person with a machete in the Otay Mesa West area early Monday morning.

San Diego Police were called to the 3000 block of Magellan Street just before 3:45 a.m. in response to a report of a man stabbed multiple times.

Officers arrived to find the victim bleeding from his back and neck. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but his condition was not immediately released.

Witnesses told police they saw a masked person holding a machete running from the scene. According to police, the suspected attacker was last seen wearing all gray clothing.

In information released Monday afternoon, SDPD officials said the victim was at a gathering when he was told that someone “was messing with his car.”

When the victim checked on his vehicle, he saw the person. A confrontation became physical, and police said the “suspect produced a machete and slashed the victim multiple times.”

No other details on the incident were released.