Man goes to fire station to report he was stabbed near Recreation Park

A man went to a local fire station on Monday night to report that he had been stabbed in the upper body near Recreation Park earlier in the day, authorities said.

The victim told police he was in the 5200 block of East Seventh Street at about 11 a.m. when he got into a fight with a man he knew, which ended in him being stabbed with a knife, police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said. His injury was a non-life threatening cut to his upper body, police said.

It is not yet clear how the victim and suspect knew each other. The victim did not report the stabbing until the suspect returned Monday night and threatened him, Dandoy said.

Police said the victim reported the incident around 11:40 p.m. and officers found and arrested the suspect, 41-year-old Patrick Wash, shortly after on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, making a violent threat and violating parole. He is being held on a $50,000 bail, according to police.


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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.