Man arrested after 6 people attacked, 2 stabbed in downtown San Diego: SDPD

San Diego police took a man into custody early Monday, accused of attacking at least six people, including stabbing two of them, in downtown San Diego.

The attacks happened in a relatively short time – around 5 am – and in a relatively small area, near State Street near Broadway and C Street, according to San Diego police Lt. Brian Avera.

A few hours later, the police cordoned off the area.

Police identified the suspect as Christopher Torres, who stabbed one person 14 times and another person four times, according to Lt. Avera. Both stabbing victims were hospitalized, underwent surgery and are expected to survive.

The fourth victim was stabbed four times by a security guard hired by Allied Security, according to Sonia Miro, Director of Property Management for Kearny Real Estate Company, which manages properties near where the victim was stabbed.

The other victims were not seriously injured, Lt. Avera explained.

Torres was booked into the jail for “assault with a deadly weapon, robbery and we are evaluating this as attempted murder because of the extreme violence that occurred today,” said Lt. Avera.

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A woman told NBC 7 that, as she headed east on C Street, she saw a man she believed to be homeless acting erratically as she headed east on C Street, away from 7-Eleven. The man approached the artist who was working in the area, the woman said, said something to him, then pulled a knife on the artist. However, the worker was not physically injured. He said the homeless man also stole another person’s purse but he was not sure if the person was stabbed.

Investigators said there are no additional suspects involved.