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Police: Del. man stabs victim multiple times in the face

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Delaware State Police arrested an attempted murder suspect wanted for stabbing a man multiple times in the face.

24-year-old Manuel Vasquez turned himself in on Friday.

Police were called around 4:00 Thursday afternoon to the Five Points Liquor Store on North Central Avenue in Laurel.

Officers found a 27-year-old man with a number of stab wounds to the face.

An investigation revealed the victim had just left the store when he was confronted by Vasquez.

A physical confrontation ensued. Vasquez allegedly stabbed the man multiple times with a knife then fled.

He later surrendered to police after seeing himself on various news outlets.

The victim was transferred to Christiana Hospital for treatment. No word on his condition.

A motive has not been released.

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