|Police Investigate Stabbing|
Published: Friday, 21 September 2012 05:33
Alameda Police Department (APD) is searching for a man who allegedly stabbed another man outside Island Paradise Club, located at 1436 Webster St., Saturday morning, Sept. 15.
The incident occurred sometime between midnight and 1:50 a.m., according to APD Lt. Ted Horlbeck.
Horlbeck said the victim, whose name is being withheld, was at the bar section of the club Friday night into Saturday morning and got into an argument with two other men.
When the victim, who was there by himself, left the club, seven men confronted him. The argument continued outside until two men struck the victim causing a small laceration above the victim's left eye and another one on his left palm. The victim received a small puncture wound to the left upper rib cage toward the end of the altercation.
"The victim said he didn't know if it was one of the two men he argued with who did the stabbing or if it was someone else," said Horlbeck.
The seven men left the premises after the victim was stabbed. The victim drove himself to Kaiser Hospital in Oakland for medical assistance. The man received several stitches on his three injuries, but has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. The victim did not report the crime to Alameda police.
"We got a call from the Kaiser Hospital medical staff around 5:30 a.m. Saturday morning," said Horlbeck. As a result, Alameda police were unable to investigate the crime in a timelier manner. Police searched the crime scene, but were unable to talk to the bar's employees because the club was closed. Horlbeck said APD would talk to bar employees who worked that shift.
Horlbeck said the club has not had any violent problems in the recent past and believes this was an isolated incident.
If you have any information about this incident or the suspects, call APD at 337-8430 or call their anonymous tip line at 835-2267.