CARLSBAD—A man was stabbed by another man early Friday morning outside a Carlsbad mall entrance, Carlsbad police says.
The physical altercation occurred at 2:36 a.m., at the Plaza Camino Real Mall located at 2525 El Camino Real. The suspect identified as 18 year old Javier Covarrubias, stabbed the victim in the stomach outside the mall entrance. Covarrubias and his associate then fled the scene on foot towards the Movie Max Theater where officers detained Covarrubias. Covarrubias’ associate was described as a thin male, about 5’9” tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.
The victim was transported and underwent surgery for his injuries. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.
Covarrubias was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility for assault with a deadly weapon. There is one associate still outstanding.
Anyone with information on the stabbing is urged to contact the police department.