A Benicia man suffered a non life-threatening stab wound today while sitting in his car, a Benicia police lieutenant said.
The 22-year-old victim and the suspect, Chase Wiley, 22, of Benicia knew each other and had a past disagreement, Lt. Scott Przekurat said.
Wiley allegedly approached the victim who was sitting in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in the 1100 block of Southampton Road around 12:55 p.m., Przekurat said.
After reaching into the open driver’s side window and stabbing the victim once in the torso, Wiley ran into the parking lot of the First Baptist Church at 1055 Southampton Road, Przekurat said.
Wiley was caught and admitted he was involved in an altercation, Przekurat said. Witnesses positively identified him as the suspect, and police found Wiley in possession of a folding knife, Przekurat said.
The victim was treated by Benicia Fire Department paramedics at the scene and taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
Wiley was booked in the Solano County jail for assault with a deadly weapon.
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