Pacifica stabbing leaves one criticalBy Staff
A Pacifica man is in custody on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another man several times Monday night.
Arthur John Armstrong, 37, was arrested near the scene of the stabbing on Santa Rosa Avenue in western Pacifica and booked into Maguire Correctional Facility. Prosecutors have until today to formally charge him in the incident. As of late Tuesday, the District Attorney's Office had not yet received the case, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
If they do file charges, Armstrong will appear in court this afternoon.
Police responded to the scene just before 10 p.m. Nov. 15 after a caller reported someone had been stabbed there, according to Sgt. Dave Barranti.
Officers found a 39-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition, according to police.
Armstrong has a lengthy criminal record in San Mateo County including convictions in 2005 for grant theft, commercial burglary and car theft.
Copyright ©2010 San Mateo Daily Journal. Published 11/17/2010.