A 25-year old San Angelo man was arrested Saturday as a result of a knife attack.
At 9:25 p.m., San Angelo police were called to the 1600 block of Austin Street for a reported stabbing. Officers arrived and made contact with a witness and the victim, Carlos Hernandez.
According to a release from the San Angelo Police Department, Hernandez was in need of medical assistance after being attacked with a knife. Officers on the scene provided first aid to Hernandez until San Angelo Fire Department paramedics arrived. At that time, Hernandez was transported by ambulance to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Hernandez’s current condition is unknown, but it was believed at the time the injuries were not life threatening.
During the investigation, officers located the suspect, Nathaniel Gamez, in an apartment at the Capri Apartments, 602 W. Avenue M. SAPD Det. Adrian Castro was called and went to the scene to continue the investigation. It was discovered that Gamez had gone to Hernandez’s residence and slashed the tires of a vehicle belonging to Hernandez.
Hernandez went outside to confront Gamez, at which time Gamez attacked Hernandez with the knife causing him injury. Hernandez stated after he was attacked, Gamez threatened to kill his family.
The release said Hernandez went into his house and retrieved a machete in order to protect himself and his family. Gamez was already gone when Hernandez went back outside. Hernandez reportedly knew that Gamez lived at the Capri Apartments and went there to find him. When he arrived at Gamez’s apartment, there were other people there so he left and went to call the police.
At the conclusion of the investigation, Gamez was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the release, the incident is under investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.