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Carlos Rolando Sanchez arrested after allegedly stabbing a woman in Watsonville on Sydney Avenue

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A man was arrested after stabbing a woman in Watsonville Tuesday morning, police said. Police reported to a report of a stabbing in the first block of Sydney Avenue at about 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. When officers arrived, they found a 35-year-old woman suffering from at least one stab wound in her upper body, police said.

The ensuing investigation revealed that 36-year-old Carlos Rolando Sanchez stabbed the woman and fled the scene in a car with two young children, police said. Sanchez and the victim know each other, according to police. Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies and the California Highway Patrol assisted Watsonville police on a pursuit of Sanchez through unincorporated Watsonville and onto state Highway 1, police said.

Officers caught up to Sanchez near Freedom Boulevard and Highway 1, according to police. After a short standoff, Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and child endangerment, police said. The children were uninjured and safe. The woman was transported to a hospital to be treated for her stab wounds, not considered life-threatening, police said. Police continue to investigate the stabbing.

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