Man arrested after allegedly stabbing, chasing victim in South Bakersfield

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A man was arrested on assault and attempted murder charges after allegedly stabbing a man with a knife, then chasing him down to stab him again. 

The victim – whose name has not been released – was found around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Panama Lane and Colony Street, south of the Walmart in South Bakersfield, after police responded to a call of a man chasing someone with a knife, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. 

Gregory Kinion, 40, was found a few blocks away in the 2200 block of Panama Lane, and booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder. 

Witnesses told police Kinion and the victim had been arguing when Kinion pulled a knife and stabbed him. The victim then ran away, with Kinion allegedly chasing him down in an attempt to stab him again. 

The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for “serious injuries that are not believed to be life threatening,” police said. 

Kinion is due in court Tuesday.  

Police are asking with anyone with more information on this incident to call 661-327-7111. 

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