Man Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Another Man In Santa Monica

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 A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing another man in front of a Santa Monica store today. Santa Monica Police Department officers were called about 1:15 a.m. to The Salvation Army located at 1533 Fourth St., near the Santa Monica (10) Freeway, on reports of an assault with a deadly weapon. They found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds at the scene, according to the department's Lt. Rudy Flores.

  Officers provided aid to the victim until parademics arrived and took the man to a hospital in critical condition. He was reported to be in serious, but stable, condition as of Monday afternoon. Police found and detained Michael Montgomery -- who matched a witness description of the suspect -- in the area of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue, Flores said. Police also recovered a folding knife from Montgomery's pockets. The witness told officers that he saw Montgomery strike and stab the victim multiple times, Flores said.

  ``The witness yelled for Montgomery to stop,'' he said. ``Montgomery then followed up by kicking the victim then dragged his body a short distance while he was down.'' Montgomery was taken to the Santa Monica Police Department, where he was booked for attempted murder and kidnapping.  An investigation into the alleged stabbing was ongoing, and anyone with information was asked to contact SMPD Detective George Burciaga at 310-458- 8932 or the watch commander at 310-458-8426.

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