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Fight involving knife, baseball bat injures 3 people in Atascadero; arrests made

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 19:36:40-04

At least three people were hurt in a fight Thursday in Atascadero and one person was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, according to the Atascadero Police Department.

It happened shortly after 10 a.m. in the Centennial Plaza area between Sunken Gardens and the Centennial Plaza pedestrian bridge.

Police say two people sustained injuries from either being stabbed or cut with a knife and a third person was hurt when they were struck with a baseball bat.

All three were reportedly taken to the hospital.

Police say two people were also taken into custody.

Isaac Edward Snider, 20, of Atascadero, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and brandishing a weapon.

Carey James Vasquez, 36, of Atascadero, was arrested on suspicion of delaying or obstructing a police officer and delaying or obstructing a police officer using threats or force.

Police say the incident remains under investigation and anyone with further information is asked to call the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051.