[UPDATE 1:33 p.m.] Man Stabbed in Chest Early This Morning
According to Operation Safe Streets, a Facebook group devoted to the Eureka community, and scanner traffic, a man was stabbed on the Boardwalk early this morning about 12:25 a.m. Eureka Police located the man bleeding from a puncture wound to his chest and he was taken to the hospital.
Five young male suspects reportedly left the area prior to law enforcement’s arrival.
UPDATE 1:33 p.m.: Press release from Eureka Police Department:
On 07/06/16, at about 12:18 a.m., Eureka Police Department officers were dispatched to a reported stabbing that had just occurred at 1st and “C” streets. Officers arrived and located an adult male victim sitting on a nearby bench. The victim had sustained what appeared to be two stab wounds to the upper torso area. Medical aid arrived and the victim was soon transported to a local hospital. No witnesses were located.
The victim told officers he was sitting on a bench in the C Street Market Square. A group of five juveniles were setting off firecrackers nearby. The juveniles approached the victim and asked if he “wanted some dynamite.” The victim said that he didn’t want any and some kind of verbal altercation ensued between them. This was followed by a physical altercation reportedly involving the victim and most, if not all, of the juveniles. During this time, one of the juveniles apparently stabbed the victim twice with an unknown type weapon. The juveniles then fled the scene, possibly eastbound on 1st street. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the suspects. The victim was released to the hospital for treatment of his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this time.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060.