Man Attacks Several People, Cuts 1 Trying to Break Up Fight, Police Said

A person who tried to break up a fight suffered a non-life-threatening cut, police said

By Willian Avila
|  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014  |  Updated 8:08 PM PDT
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Man Arrested After Knife Attack

Lake Elsinore Police Department

Johnathan Schmidt, 29, was arrested in connection with a knife attack in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive on Sunday, April 13, 2014, according to the Lake Elsinore Police Department.

A man is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and battery after allegedly attacking several people at a Lake Elsinore business Sunday night, including one person who was cut with a knife while trying to break up the fight, police said.

Johnathan Schmidt, 29, was arrested in connection with the incident, which took place before 11:10 p.m. in the 31000 block of Riverside Drive, according to the Lake Elsinore Police Department.

Police said Schmidt attacked several people at the business and cut a person who tried to intervene. He then fled the area in a Ford Explorer.

Officers who were on patrol said they spotted the SUV and pulled the driver over near Grand Avenue and Bryant Street.

Police said Schmidt, a heavily tattooed resident of Lake Elsinore, was found in possession of a knife and arrested.

The person who was cut suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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