Man stabbed in face after leaving Covina bar

A man stabbed another man in the face after following him away from a Covina bar early Saturday, authorities said.
Jonathan Chi, 36, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following the stabbing, which took place about 2:40 a.m. in a residential neighborhood on Benbow Street, just west of Citrus Avenue, in an unincorporated county area near Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Terrence Smith. The suspect’s hometown was not clear.
He was at a nearby bar on Citrus Avenue in Covina, along with the victim, prior to the violent confrontation, the sergeant said.
The victim, a 32-year-old man, and a woman left the bar and walked to a home around the corner on Benbow Street, according to Smith.
Chi, who had followed the couple from the bar, approached them armed with a “large knife,” he said. Chi then allegedly stabbed the victim in the face.
Paramedics took the injured man to a hospital. An update on his condition was not available.
Covin police quickly found and detained Chi in the area and turned him over to their counterparts in the sheriff’s department for booking, Smith said.
The motive in the stabbing was not available.
According to county booking records, Chi was released from custody later the same day, pending his initial court appearance, after posting $30,000 bail.

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