[UPDATE 3:40 p.m.] Third Transient Related Serious Assault Near Devil’s Playground in Three Days
This is the third transient related assault in as many days. Yesterday, there was the uncooperative stabbing victim reported on here. On the 9th, a 30-year-old male transient was found in the overflow parking lot near the Mall with lacerations and seriously injured right knee. Allegedly four men knocked him to the ground and someone took a machete to his knee.
UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: Press release from the Eureka Police Department:
On 09/11/2015, at about 11:18 a.m., Eureka Police Department officers responded to 3300 Broadway for a stabbing that had just occurred in the vicinity.
Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim with what appeared to be a single non-life threatening stab wound to the abdomen. The victim, a transient, was unable to provide a description of the suspect(s) and the location of the assault was described only as a trail in the green belt west of the mall. Medical aid responded and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment.
Officers checked the area but were unable to locate a crime scene or the suspect(s).