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Atascadero police investigating road rage stabbing

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Nov 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-08 13:47:07-05

Atascadero police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Monday evening.

It happened at about 6:30 p.m. in the area of El Camino Real and Highway 41.

Police say the stabbing was the result of an apparent road rage incident.

A male victim was reportedly stabbed in the chest and taken to the hospital. But before the suspect left the scene, police say the victim was able to take a picture of their vehicle and license plate.

Authorities later arrested Gary Wayne Benites, 67, of Templeton on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

As of 10:45 a.m., he was listed as being in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $25,000.