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UPDATE: Police arrest man in connection with downtown San Luis Obispo stabbing

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Apr 21, 2022

UPDATE (8:40 p.m.): Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing in downtown San Luis Obispo on Thursday evening.

San Luis Obispo Police Department says they received several 911 calls at around 5:15 p.m. about a man who had been stabbed at Monterey St. and Chorro St.

Responding officers located the victim at the scene and administered first aid to him until paramedics arrived.

The victim was then transported to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Several witnesses directed officers toward Mission Plaza where Samuel Greene, 61, was identified as a suspect.

Greene was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after he was interviewed by officers.

Greene will be booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.

The knife used in the assault was located on Greene.

Witnesses told police that the victim started a physical fight with Greene just before the stabbing took place. An additional investigation is underway to determine if charges will be filed against the victim.

Officials did not release the name of the victim.
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A man was stabbed in downtown San Luis Obispo on Thursday evening.

It happened at about 5:15 p.m. near the intersection of Monterey and Chorro streets.

Witnesses say the man walked over from Mission Plaza to the area in front of Mint + Craft restaurant and told bystanders that he'd been stabbed.

First responders arrived at the scene shortly after and took the man to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say they have a person of interest but no arrests have been made at this time.

KSBY News has a crew at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.