A security guard working in an East Village apartment complex stabbed a man multiple times in a confrontation early Thursday.
The guard was in custody as San Diego police investigate the incident that occurred just before 1 a.m. at The Lofts at 707 Tenth Apartments located at Tenth Avenue and G Streets.
Officers were called by a woman who said she was in her apartment when a man entered the unit. She ran next door and called for police.
When officers arrived, they found a man in the apartment on the floor in a pool of blood with several stab wounds, officers said.
It appears that the 26-year-old stabbing victim does not live in the apt complex but was there to see a friend.
The security guard prevented the man from entering the building.
When the two men got into an altercation, the guard threw the visitor to the floor, police said.
At one point, the guard stabbed the visitor three times in the ear, the abdomen and under the arm, police said.
No information was given on the weapon used.
SDPD said the security guard has been identified as William Henry McQueen, 57. He was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
No other information was available.
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