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Man Stabbed in Neck Crosses Border

People in line to enter the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images.
People in line to enter the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images.

A 42-year-old man was stabbed in Mexico, then walked across the San Ysidro Port of Entry on New Year's Day, the San Diego Police Department said Thursday.

Custom agents and police got involved after the man entered the United States and was seen bleeding from the neck, said Sgt. Jim Johnson.

"The suspect walked across the foot bridge on his own power and when he came to agents on the american side they offered him assistance," he said. "He had some kind of bandages on his neck already and there was blood coming from the bandages."

The stabbing was reported at 720 E. San Ysidro Blvd. at 11:54 a.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.

Paramedics took him to a local hospital, he said, noting that the wound, though serious, did not appear to be life-threatening.

The man told investigators he was stabbed in Mexico but did not say who stabbed him or why, Cali said. Since the incident appears to have taken place in Mexico, any investigation will have to take place in Mexico, Johnson said.

Libi Uremovic January 02, 2014 at 05:44 PM
he could have gotten stabbed waiting in line to cross...i've known people that have gotten into fist fights while waiting in line .....

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