LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Longmont continue to search for two men who allegedly stabbed a man over Facebook postings.
Police rushed to reports of a stabbing at 333 23rd Avenue about 9 p.m. Wednesday. Officers discovered a 25-year-old male victim who had been stabbed four times.
The victim told police he was attacked after a disturbance escalated over Facebook posts. He was rushed to Longmont United Hospital where he underwent surgery for injuries not considered life-threatening.
Police said that a 29-year-old male and a Hispanic male, both from the Denver area, went to the victim’s apartment to confront him. The victim was pulled from his apartment where he was stabbed by one of the suspects.
“It (the door) was booted in. They replaced it last night; the door was kicked wide open. They had to get the guy out of the house one way or another,” resident Todd Boyer said.
Both suspects ran away after the stabbing. A search of the area turned up nothing. Police continue to search for the men. The victim told police he knew the 29-year-old suspect.
Javier Gonzales, a resident at the apartment complex, witnessed the fight between the three men he said began near his mother’s parking spot. He said he heard yelling and then witnessed the stabbing.
“He had a phone and he bashed the phone onto our car to make it into a like a type of shank, and he shanked the other guy,” Gonzales told CBS4. “My heart skipped a beat when I just heard … bad noises … then I heard glass break … and then I just didn’t know what would happen from there.”
Police have identified one of the suspects but aren’t releasing names.