Two men accused of stabbing two other men on Saturday were arrested when they visited the victims in the hospital while police were conducting interviews shortly after the incident, according to Lodi Police Sgt. Doug Chinn.
A number of people were congregating at a home at about 11:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Almond Drive when a fight ensued, Chinn said. Miguel Alfaro, 41, and Juan Farrell, 34, were both stabbed. One of the victims was stabbed multiple times in the abdomen, according Chinn. Both men were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident took place shortly after a boxing match in Las Vegas that a group at the Almond Drive residence was watching. However, the stabbings were not related to the boxing match, Lodi Police Lt. Steve Nelson said.
Neither victim was cooperative with police, Chinn said. But when police were at the hospital interviewing witnesses and the victims, Alejandro Arroyo, 30, and Michael Razo, 28, arrived.
Multiple people who were at the hospital and were witnesses to the stabbing told police that they recognized Razo and Arroyo as the culprits, Chinn said. Officers arrested Razo and Arroyo at the hospital and transferred them to the Lodi Jail.
Detectives are still trying to determine the cause of the fight, Chinn said.
News-Sentinel reporter Ross Farrow contributed to this report.
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