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UPDATE: Man stabbed in Paso Robles

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Posted at 11:56 PM, Mar 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 12:56:53-04

UPDATE (8:51 a.m.) - Paso Robles police have released additional information on a late-night stabbing that sent one person to the hospital.

Officers have identified the victim as Christopher Thatcher, 32, of Paso Robles.

Police say they received a call around 10:18 p.m. from a Walmart employee who reported finding someone with what appeared to be stab wounds in the parking lot along the 100 block of Niblick Road.

Police say along with at least seven stab wounds to Thatcher’s back, torso and head, he may have also had a punctured lung. An update on his condition Friday morning was not given.

Police say Thatcher, who told police he is homeless and lives in the Salinas Riverbed area, was unable to provide officers with suspect information, a motive or information on where the stabbing happened.

Investigators were reportedly able to track a blood trail to riverbed area, which is nearby, but say they did not find the specific location of the assault.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at (805) 237-6464.

ORIGINAL STORY: A man has been hospitalized after being stabbed multiple times in the Salinas Riverbed in Paso Robles, police confirmed Thursday night.

The stabbing happened at around 10:20 p.m. on March 17 in the Salinas Riverbed behind the Kohl's on Niblick Rd.

Officers say the victim, a local homeless man, was taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital.

Paso Robles Police told KSBY the victim has not offered a description of the person who stabbed him, but they are working to get more information. Without a suspect description, police say there is no active manhunt in the area.

Officials have not released the name of the victim or shared his current condition.

The stabbing is under investigation.

This is a developing story. We will update this story as more information becomes available.