Man stabbed during random attack

January 18, 2009 2:03:56 PM PST
A man walking down a gravel path in Petaluma on Saturday evening was stabbed and cut multiple times by two attackers without an apparent motive.

Police responded to a report of a stabbing at around 6 p.m. near the Azure condominium complex on the 3100 block of Lakeville Highway, according to the Petaluma Police Department.

A 21-year-old man had reportedly been assaulted on a gravel pathway by two men, one of whom stabbed him multiple times while the other slashed his arms and upper torso with an unidentified cutting instrument, according to police.

Police said the victim was able to bring himself to the condominium complex and solicit assistance from a resident.

The man was transported to a hospital where surgery was required to treat his lacerations and stab wounds. Though serious, the victim's injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to police.

Police were not able to locate or identify suspects or witnesses during a subsequent investigation and search of the area, nor were they able to determine a motive for the attack.

Both suspects are described as being in their late 20s, one with a stocky build, the other a slim build, both with short hair and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this stabbing is asked to contact Petaluma police at (707) 778-4372.


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