Man critically injured, another jailed in stabbing outside party near Covina

One man was hospitalized in critical condition and another jailed on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following a stabbing outside a house party early Saturday, authorities said.
Izaak Salampessy, 20, was arrested following the 3:15 a.m. stabbing in the 17600 block of Benbow Street in an unincorporated county area near Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Kirk Smith said. He was believed to live nearby the scene of the alleged attack.
Officials first learned of the incident when a 22-year-old man showed up at a Covina hospital with multiple stab wounds to his torso, the sergeant said.
Covina police notified sheriff’s deputies after the injured man relayed that he was stabbed on Benbow Street, in an unincorporated county area patrolled by the sheriff’s San Dimas Station, Smith said. The stabbing victim was transferred to a trauma center in critical condition.
Investigators determined, “There was a fight between two individuals outside of a party,” he said. “One of the individuals stabbed the other,” Smith said.
“Apparently they know each other,” he added. When interviewed in the hospital, the victim identified his alleged attacker by name.
Meanwhile, deputies at the scene had detained Salampessy, who was found in the area with blood on him, Smith said. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after being identified by the wounded man as the attacker.
A folding knife with a blade of about 5 inches — believed to be the weapon used in the stabbing — was recovered, Smith added.
Salampessy was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending a scheduled arraignment Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court.

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