IRVINE (CNS) - A 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly attacking three men during unprovoked confrontations Tuesday in Irvine, authorities said.
Officers were dispatched at about 12:25 p.m. to a possible stabbing call at a shopping center near Culver Drive and Walnut Avenue, the Irvine Police Department reported.
During the first confrontation, Ricardo De La Riva allegedly threatened the victim and lunged at him with a knife, causing a minor cut. Police said he then confronted a second man and made threats, but no injuries were reported.
He then ran to a nearby neighborhood and confronted a third victim, who he allegedly stabbed in the torso. Paramedics rushed that victim to a hospital in stable condition.
"Officers quickly located the suspect within an established perimeter and arrested him," police said.
De La Riva was booked at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
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