The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing that occurred today, March 9, 2018, at approximately 4:35 pm. at a residence in the 700 block of Mercury Avenue in Lompoc. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a stabbing inside the Vandenberg Village home. When deputies arrived, they located a male victim who had been stabbed multiple times. He was airlifted to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Sheriff’s deputies also detained and arrested a male suspect at the scene.
Due to the active investigation, the identities of the victim and the suspect are not being released at this time. The victim and the suspect are known to each other and no other suspects are believed to be outstanding. Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. No additional information will be released at this time.