A Hanford man was arrested after stabbing two people during a bar fight early Sunday morning, police said.
Hanford police responded to a report of a large fight near the California Club on the 100 block of West 6th Street around 12:15 a.m., officer Justin Vallin said. Officers arrived and saw several people in front of the bar.
An officer approached Paul Hernandez, 28, in an alleyway behind the bar and saw him throw something over the adjacent buildings, Vallin said. Hernandez originally gave a different name to elude the officer.
Officers found two puddles of blood outside the bar and followed the blood trail to Douty and 3rd streets, Vallin said. They then received a call of an injured man in the 200 block of East 2nd Street.
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Police arrived at the scene and found the man had been stabbed several times and had lost a large amount of blood, Vallin said. The victim was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia.
Witness statements from occupants in the house and the bar stated the victim was stabbed by Hernandez in front of the bar, Vallin said. Hernandez was identified as the suspect by witnesses and the item he threw over the building was recovered.
The object was identified as the knife used in the stabbing as it was still wet with blood, Vallin said. Hernandez was taken to the Kings County Jail, where they found he had warrants for suspected attempted homicide and a parole violation.
Hernandez was booked for a new count of attempted homicide on top of the two previous charges, Vallin said. He was also held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon as a security officer at the bar had also been stabbed.