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National City man sprayed with fire extinguisher, stabbed by 3 men

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 14:28:17-04

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) - Three men are facing attempted murder charges after police said they sprayed a South Bay man with a fire extinguisher and stabbed him.

The suspects, identified as a 23-year-old National City resident, a 30-year-old Chula Vista resident, and a 24-year-old Imperial Beach resident, assaulted the man just after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, National City police said.

The men sprayed a National City man with a fire extinguisher before stabbing him in the area of East 6th Street and B Avenue, according to police. They then got into a vehicle and fled the scene.

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The victim was brought to a local hospital where he is in stable condition Wednesday, NCP said.

Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle and stop it a short time later. One of the suspects fled the car on foot while the other two men remained behind and were taken into custody, police said.

A police K-9 located the suspect who fled the vehicle and arrested him. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for the bite from the police K-9.

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All three men have been booked into San Diego County Jail for attempted murder and other charges, NCP said. The motive behind the attack is unknown.