Sunday, February 7 , 2016, 8:58 pm | Fair 57º

Man Hospitalized After Early Morning Stabbing

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol |

A 22-year-old Santa Maria man was hospitalized early Sunday after he was stabbed during a fight, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.

Michael Cortez Jimenez was confronted by several Hispanic males in the 100 block of East Portland Street at about 1:40 a.m., and a fight ensued, said Sgt. Jesse Silva.

Jimenez was stabbed with an unknown object, Silva said, and the suspects fled the scene.

Jimenez was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, which were not disclosed. His condition was described only as stable.

The incident remained under investigation, Silva said.

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» on 01.21.13 @ 12:22 AM

Mexicans and their anchor babies on welfare gone wild..

Thank your pandering liberals in power who want them for the Democratic party..change parties ASAP..

» on 01.21.13 @ 04:43 PM

“Several Hispanic males”, no doubt future prison inmates that U.S. taxpayers will be taking care of. Welcome to Mexico-Norte.

» on 01.21.13 @ 05:40 PM

Just wondering, how did the background check needed to have a deadly weapon miss this guy?

Was there a State as well as Federal check?

Was there a waiting period before he took possession of the knife?

Just wondering.

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