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Stabbing Leaves Woman Injured in San Mateo

The stabbing on Monday afternoon appears to have stemmed from a family argument.

A 76-year-old woman was injured and a man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in San Mateo on Monday afternoon, according to the Police Department.

Officers responded to reports of a stabbing at 51 W. Fourth Avenue at about 3:35 p.m. and found a woman lying on the ground outside an apartment on the second floor suffering from an apparent stab wound, police said.

A male was standing next to the woman and was subsequently taken in to custody, according to police.

A weapon located in the immediate area appears to be the weapon used to stab the woman, police said.

The woman was transported to the nearest trauma center for treatment and is currently in stable condition.

Police said a family argument just outside the apartment may have led to the stabbing, though detectives are still working to determine a motive.

This is an isolated incident and as of Monday night, there were no other suspects outstanding.

The suspect's name has not yet been released to the public.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to contact any of the below listed numbers:

San Mateo Police Dept. Investigations: 650-522-7650
Secret Witness Line:  650-522-7676
Text Anonymously: 650-262-3473
Laura Dudnick August 12, 2013 at 11:01 PM
You're right, thanks for pointing that out. Fixed.
Pearl August 12, 2013 at 11:37 PM
To S. Giraud: I once sent an email to a distant Patch Editor, suggesting he might want to proof his material before publishing it. He responded, asking, "What do you mean by proof?" I emailed him back, asking, "How old are you?" Never heard from the boy again. Lol... From his picture, he looked to be mid-30s or so. I mean, I know I'm from another generation, folks, but, please!!!
Laura Dudnick August 13, 2013 at 12:41 AM
S.Giraud, Pearl, I do want to take a moment to thank you for pointing out typos or errors in our stories. At Patch we strive for that to happen as rarely as possible, but occasionally - and especially in the case of breaking news - a typo will slip by us. Please continue to point out these mistakes and we will continue to fix them as quickly as possible. Thanks for reading. Best, Laura
Pearl August 13, 2013 at 05:10 AM
Hi, Laura - You do a terrific job of bringing us the news!!! I've noticed the greater number of news stories published electronically these days, seem to more often than not, have typos or errors in them, for some reason. In today's world, perhaps it has to do with volume and urgency, coupled with not having extra staff available to "proof" material before it is published. Your task as a Patch Editor is not an easy one, that's for sure, and we appreciate your efforts in timely getting the news to us!!! ; )
Laura Dudnick August 13, 2013 at 07:51 AM
Thanks Pearl!

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