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Santa Barbara police arrest suspect after finding stabbing victim

Santa Barbara police arrest suspect after finding stabbing victim
Posted at 6:59 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-28 00:30:06-04

UPDATE (1:10 p.m.) - Police have identified the suspect as Emelio Hernandez, 43.

He was reportedly booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, being under the influence of meth, possession for sales of meth, and false impersonation.
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(6:59 a.m.) - Santa Barbara police are investigating a stabbing Tuesday morning.

Officers say a female stabbing victim was found on the ground at Ortega Park, near Santa Barbara Junior High School, at about 4:45 a.m.

Police say a suspect is in custody and they believe the suspect and victim, who is expected to survive, knew each other.

The incident is being investigated as an assault with a deadly weapon.

Cota and Quarantina streets are blocked off but should open by 8 a.m.

Police expect to release more information by Tuesday afternoon.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.