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Stabbing reported in downtown Santa Maria

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 03:10:43-05

UPDATE (6:40 p.m.) - Santa Maria police say a 38-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday after being stabbed.

The incident reportedly occurred at about 2:20 p.m. in the 500 block of S. McClelland Street.

Police say the stabbing was the result of a verbal altercation between two men.

A 20-year-old man was detained at the scene but later released.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the incident and are not releasing any further information at this time.

The man who was stabbed reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.

(2:57 p.m.) - The Santa Maria Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred Monday afternoon.

It reportedly happened in the 500 block of S. McClelland St.

According to the Santa Maria Fire Department, one person was taken to the hospital.

The public was being asked to avoid the area during the investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.