Officers arrest man after stabbing at Pacific Avenue motel, police say

Police arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing another man at a motel in the city’s Willmore neighborhood Tuesday night, according to authorities.

Police said they got a call about the attack around 11:10 p.m. at a motel on Pacific Avenue near 10th Street.

Medics took the victim to a local hospital to treat wounds that weren’t life-threatening, and officers determined the victim had been in an argument with the suspect, which escalated into a stabbing, according to the LBPD.

Officers arrested a suspect, Samuel Watkins, a 61-year-old Wilmington resident, after he was found nearby and matched the description provided by the victim, police said.

Watkins was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $30,000, according to the department.

Police said they’re still investigating the exact relationship between the victim and the suspect but the two know each other.

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