Seaside stabbing suspect ID'd

Seaside Police have arrested 39 year-old Jesus Santos Lopez for a stabbing which occurred in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express in Seaside.

Officers were called to the 1400 block of Del Monte Blvd around 5:00 p.m. on June 1. Police located a male victim who was suffering from a single stab wound to his back.

Within minutes Seaside officers located Lopez riding away on his bike.

During the investigation police found Lopez was under the influence of a controlled substance and targeted the victim on Del Monte Blvd at random. The suspect used a sling shot and tried to hit the victim with an unknown item.

A fight broke out between Lopez and the victim and that's when Lopez allegedly waved a large knife and stabbed the victim once in the back.

The victim was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries and was released the same day.
Lopez was booked in the Monterey County Jail.

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