Suspect arrested for slashing two men with a knife

The incident occurred at Ninth Avenue and F Street
Posted at 10:37 AM, Oct 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-22 13:37:12-04

A 57-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly slashing two men with a knife during an argument in the Core-Columbia area.

The incident occurred at 2:40 a.m. at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and F Street where four men were arguing, according to San Diego police Officer Robert Heims.

The argument turned violent when the suspect, identified as Larry Simpson, allegedly pulled out a knife or box cutter and slashed two of the men, Heims said.

One man was slashed in the forehead three times and another was slashed on the right arm, Heims said.

Simpson ran away but was caught a short time later in an apartment complex at that same intersection.

According to Heims, both victims were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.