Pets Dispute Leads to Alleged Stabbing

Man suspected of striking neighbor with knife, broomstick

By Michael Gehlken
|  Saturday, Apr 2, 2011  |  Updated 1:19 PM PDT
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Pets Dispute Leads to Alleged Stabbing

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A 74-year-old man stabbed his Lincoln Park neighbor Friday evening during a pets dispute, San Diego police said.

The suspect told police his kittens were being harassed by a dog that belonged to his 64-year-old male neighbor on the 200 block of Euclid Ave.

The older man allegedly struck his neighbor in the face with a broomstick and retrieved a knife from his home. He returned to the victim's location and stabbed him once in the stomach, San Diego police Officer David Stafford said.

The injury was not life threatening, police said, and the victim, whose lip was swollen, was treated at a local trauma center.

The suspect was taken into custody. Mid-City Division is investigating.

The identities of the men involved have not been released.

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