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Watsonville police are investigating a stabbing that occurred near River Park late Monday afternoon. At about 4:20 p.m., officers responded to the area of San Juan Road and Porter Drive in unincorporated Monterey County, where a 26-year-old Watsonville man was suffering from stab wounds to his upper torso, according to police.
Police said three men had chased the victim before one stabbed him on the Watsonville side of the levee, south of River Park. The victim fled west toward bridge over the Pajaro River and crossed over, while the suspects fled west past the bridge, police said. On the Monterey County side of the bridge, the victim ran into the road got the attention of a passerby, who called police.
The victim was not able to tell police why he was attacked or give a detailed statement because of his injuries, which were initially considered life-threatening. As of early this morning, however, the victim was in stable condition, according to police. Police said the three suspects are all Hispanic, two of them between 25 and 30 years old with heavy builds. The third man, whose age is unknown, is described as slender.
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