Heroic Neighbor Scheduled for Surgery After Being Stabbed Trying to Help Domestic Violence Victim
Last night a man and a woman got into a domestic dispute. According Lt. Dennis Young of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the man left and then tried to return. “The woman wouldn’t let him in,” he explained. “She yelled for her neighbor.”
The neighbor came to her assistance, said Young. “He was trying to stop it.”
According to scanner traffic, the neighbor was stabbed in the neck and is now in serious condition at a local hospital. “They are doing surgery today,” Young said.
Law enforcement received a call about 12:10 a.m. and officers were dispatched to the scene two minutes later but the suspect had fled before they arrived on scene.
Young said they have a name of the suspect but “no descriptors.”
UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: Suspect captured. Go here for more info.
Earlier Chapter: Man Stabbed in Neck in McKinleyville