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Security guard injured in Ventura stabbing

Security Guard Injured In Ventura Stabbing

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A security guard was stabbed in the abdomen early Friday while he was working in Ventura, authorities said. The victim, a 27-year-old Oxnard man, was working about 1:50 a.m. at a property under construction at 250 S. Mills Road when he heard a noise at the fence line of the property, Ventura police said. As he walked into a homeless encampment near the edge of the property, he was stabbed in the abdomen with an unknown object, authorities said. His stabber was described as a male between 25 and 35 years old, authorities said.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. The injury was not life-threatening, police said. Officers, a police dog and the California Highway Patrol searched but were not able to find the stabber. Anyone with information can contact Ventura police at 650-8010. An anonymous call can be made to Ventura County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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