1 injured, 1 in custody after cutting on East Side, police say

Incident occurred around 4 a.m. in 900 block of Poinsettia Street

SAN ANTONIO – A 33-year-old man was injured and a 55-year-old man is in police custody following a stabbing on the city’s East Side early Friday morning, San Antonio police said.

Officers were called around 4 a.m. to a duplex in the 900 block of Poinsettia Street, not far from East Houston Street after receiving word about loud music.

According to police, there was a fight involving two men from one apartment and a man from another apartment. Police said they found a man with two cuts and a stab wound and the alleged assailant at the scene.

Authorities said the assailant allegedly came up from behind and stabbed the man with a multiple bladed cutting instrument.

The third person involved in the fight was not in the area, police said. A sergeant said the man stabbed had a “significant injury”, even though he refused to go to the hospital or press charges.

Police said they found the 55-year-old man to be a danger to himself and others and placed him under emergency detention as a suspect. The weapon used was collected at the scene.

The wife of the man in custody said her husband was taken in for a mental evaluation and that he has PTSD. She said they have had ongoing issues with the neighbors and that they initiated the trouble.

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