A suspect who allegedly knifed a man during an altercation at a Lake Elsinore party was being held today in lieu of $1 million bail.
Joseph Andrew Arias, 27, was booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon after a fight at a house in the 16000 block of Pierce Avenue.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Cpl. Cole Simon, the suspect and another partygoer got into a fistfight in the predawn hours Saturday, culminating in the suspect running into the residence and retrieving a knife, with which he allegedly stabbed the victim one time.
“Bystanders immediately subdued the suspect and disarmed him,” Simon said. “The suspect fled the scene prior to the incident being reported to law enforcement officials.”
The victim, whose name was withheld, went to Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta for treatment and told deputies about the alleged attack.
Arias was arrested about five hours later without incident, according to sheriff’s officials.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital.