Santa Maria police responded to an assault Friday morning.
In a tweet, the department said officers investigated the incident that occurred on the 400 block of West Morrison shortly after 7 a.m.
Officers are investigating a stabbing that occurred in the 400 block of West Morrison. The suspect was located in the area and arrested. The area is safe and SMHS will continue as scheduled. pic.twitter.com/dpp7jfTYep— City of Santa Maria Police Department (@SMPDHQ) December 20, 2019
In a follow up call, police said the suspect is Sean Shirley, 35, of Santa Maria.
According to police, he stabbed a male victim with tweezers, causing lacerations.
How the assault unfolded is still under investigation.
He was arrested and will be booked in Santa Barbara.
Santa Maria High School was not impacted by the incident, police said, and was not placed on lockdown.