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Man vandalizes car, stabs men trying to stop him, LBPD says

Police say 40-year-old Norwalk resident Juan Carlos Marquez pulled a knife and attacked two men who confronted him about vandalizing a car.

Man vandalizes car, stabs men trying to stop him, LBPD says

Long Beach Police say they’ve arrested a Norwalk man who stabbed two people who confronted him while he was allegedly vandalizing a car near Cambodia Town.

The victims, who police identified as two men, were in 1400 block of Ninth Street just before 9 p.m. Monday night when they noticed another man vandalizing a vehicle.

The two men confronted him, and that’s when the suspect pulled out a knife and attacked them, police said.

A fight broke, and all three men suffered stab wounds, police said. But when officers arrived moments later, they found the two men restraining the suspect, according to the LBPD.


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The suspect, who was identified as 40-year-old Juan Carlos Marquez, was arrested on suspicion of vandalism and assault with a deadly weapon and taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. His bail was set at $240,000, according to authorities.

The two other men were also taken to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries, which police said were not life-threatening.

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