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BPD needs help locating Yokuts Park stabbing suspect

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 19:11:37-04

The Bakersfield Police Department is asking for the community’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon.

On June 22, 2017 at 10:47 a.m., officers were dispatched to Yokuts Park, located at 4200 Empire Drive for a stabbing that had just occurred.

Officers contacted the adult male victim who had sustained non-life threatening stab wounds to his upper torso, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Officers determined the victim was near Yokuts Park when he became involved in an altercation with the suspect, at which time the suspect removed a knife and stabbed the victim. The suspect fled on foot and is described as a:

White male, 30-40 years of age, blonde hair, goatee, with tattoos on his arms and neck.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department (661) 327-7111.