MODESTO — One man was stabbed and another was arrested Friday as they fought over a woman while waiting in line at The Salvation Army homeless shelter in downtown Modesto, police said Saturday.
The 41-year-old man who was stabbed was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, said Modesto police Lt. Jolene Gonzales.
Andrew Mitchell Haro, 25, was being held at the Stanislaus County Jail on Saturday afternoon.
He was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and violating parole. The stabbing occurred about 12:30 p.m. Friday just outside the homeless shelter at Ninth and D streets.
Gonzales said the men were in line waiting for free food or clothing when they started fighting over the woman. Gonzales said Haro stabbed the other man's arm and left the area. Even though there were about 50 people waiting in line, only two witnesses chose to provide information to police.
One witness directed officers to Haro, who reportedly had hid and removed his jacket before trying to walk away from the area unnoticed by police.
Officers took Haro into custody without further incident and recovered the knife believed to have been used in the stabbing.