Man stabbed in Monrovia, suspect jailed

MONROVIA — A young man is expected to survive and a suspect is in custody following a stabbing during a fight outside a house party late Friday, police said.
Eric Diaz, 19, of West Covina was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder after stabbing the victim, another young man, in the neck, Monrovia police Sgt. Mike Head said.
The wounded man was hospitalized with an injury that was not believed to be life-threatening after the 10:15 p.m. stabbing in the 100 block of Montana Street, just west of Myrtle Avenue, the sergeant said.
“Officers responded to a call of several subjects fighting at a residential party, and one person was reported to be stabbed,” Head said.
Officers found several people loitering in the street, police said, and the wounded young man suffering from a stab wound to his neck.
Monrovia police and other local law enforcement agencies set up a search perimeter and found Diaz about three blocks away from the scene of the stabbing, Head said.
No further details about the incident were released Saturday.
According to sheriff’s booking records, Diaz was being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Monrovia Police Department’s jail and was due for arraignment Tuesday in Pasadena Superior Court.
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