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1 person dead, 1 in custody after reported National City stabbing

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Posted at 6:56 PM, Jul 06, 2021

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) — One person was in custody Tuesday after National City Police officers found a woman dead in a vehicle after a reported stabbing.

Police said officers were called just after 3 p.m. to the 1800 block of Lanoitan Avenue after reports of a woman being assaulted inside a vehicle.

When police arrived, a woman was discovered dead in a car, with several stab wounds. Officers say it appeared as though the vehicle had collided into a parked vehicle in the street.

Witnesses told police the suspect was another woman, who ran off.

Police found the woman in a backyard nearby and arrested her without incident. Police say she had minor injuries prior to being arrested.

Officers closed the area of the 1800 block of Lanoitan Ave. for several hours during the investigation.

It wasn't immediately clear what led to the reported stabbing.

Police have yet to identify the suspect or the victim.