Transient sought in stabbing
July 21, 2008
An argument between two transient individuals at a backwoods campsite near Truckee ended Sunday when one man allegedly stabbed the other in the stomach with a knife, and then fled.
At approximately 3 p.m., the unidentified victim stumbled into the Tahoe Forest Hospital Emergency Room with a stab wound to his stomach, said Truckee Police Sgt. Robert Womack.
The victim had been staying in a transient camp along Donner Creek near the Save Mart supermarket in Truckee when the suspect entered the campsite and began arguing with the victim, said Sgt. Jason Litchie.
“It was an isolated incident between two transients, over what I have no idea,” Litchie said. “I wouldn’t characterize it as a threat to the general public.”
The suspect fled the scene and the victim could only provide a limited description of the suspect, Womack said.
“The suspect is described as a Hispanic or white male adult, approximately 40 to 50 years of age, with shoulder length dark hair. He is between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet, thin, with a ‘Fu Man Chu’-style mustache. He was last seen wearing dark clothing and is described as a transient and very dirty,” Womack said in a released statement.
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The suspect and weapon have yet to be recovered, and anyone with information should contact 911, Womack said.
“The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous,” Womack said.