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Stabbing incident prompts shutdown of Greenback Lane

A police vehicle can be seen blocking off a portion of Greenback Lane at Sunrise Boulevard following a stabbing incident on July 3, 2023. // M. Hazlip

By Mike Hazlip—
A police investigation following a stabbing on Monday evening resulted in eastbound Greenback Lane being shut down between Sunrise Boulevard and Arcadia Drive.

Citrus Heights police said in a news release that the roadway was closed for a crime scene investigation after a report of a stabbing prompted 911 calls around 5:30 p.m. on July 3. Responding officers found an adult male who had been stabbed in his torso and provided first aid until Sacramento Metro Fire personnel arrived.

The man was taken to a local hospital where his injury was determined to be non-life threatening, police said.

As of Monday night, police said officers were following up on leads to identify the suspect or suspects involved. Witnesses are asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (916) 727-5500.

Police have not released additional details about what led up to the stabbing, but an employee at a nearby business told The Sentinel the stabbing occurred after an altercation between a group of three individuals who appeared to be juveniles, and a fourth individual. The altercation reportedly began near the Wendy’s restaurant at 7983 Greenback Ln., before moving across the street to the U.S. Bank building at 6199 Sunrise Blvd., the employee said.

Officers were seen collecting evidence near the bank at the southeast corner of Greenback Lane and Sunrise Boulevard Monday night. Authorities reopened the lanes shortly before 7 p.m., according to an announcement by the Police Department.

The stabbing “appears to be an isolated incident,” police said.

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