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Police seek clues to identity of Petaluma stabbing suspect

Petaluma police are looking for clues to the identity of a knife-wielding man who attacked a stranger with a large blade on a west-side street corner late Thursday night.

The 20-year-old victim sustained only superficial wounds despite the surprise 11:50 p.m. slashing on Western Avenue at Upham Avenue, police said.

But it was utterly unclear what prompted the behavior of the perpetrator, who wore a sheath containing the large Bowie-style, fixed-blade knife with which he attacked his victim, authorities said.

The victim had just left a friend's house and was walking on Western Avenue when the hoodie-wearing stranger suddenly attacked him, pulling the knife from its sheath, police said.


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