Suspect Who Allegedly Stabbed Victim in the Neck, Captured by Hoopa Tribal Police
He explained that the officers walked behind the gas station when they saw two males in a physical fight. They observed what they thought was a man punching another man twice. The suspect then fled as officers approached
Norton said the officers saw the victim was “covered in blood.” Then they realized that the victim “had a laceration on his neck.” Another witness told the officers that the suspect had had a knife. The officers began tending to the victim. “The victim was transported to the hospital,” Norton explained.
Meanwhile, Norton said, “The suspect came back on scene and we took him into custody. He refused to give any statements…He invoked his Miranda rights.”
However, Norton alleged, “We have on camera the suspect throwing the knife on top of a nearby building.”
Norton said that the victim’s injuries didn’t appear life-threatening.