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Austin police identifies suspect in Oct. stabbing at Sixth Street bar

APD said the suspect has two warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and has not yet been arrested.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department has identified a suspect in connection with a stabbing that happened at a Sixth Street bar in late October.

The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Jose Lara Hernandez. Police said he has two warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. However, as of Nov. 16, Hernandez has not been arrested yet. 

APD previously mentioned a second suspect in connection to the stabbing, but the police department said Tuesday that the second suspect has been ruled out.

Police first responded to Mala Vida at 708 E. Sixth St. on Oct. 24 around 2 a.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing. On scene, police found two victims. Both were taken to a nearby hospital, one with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses stated that a verbal altercation began inside the bar, which then escalated into a physical confrontation. Venue security forced the subjects into the alley, where the disturbance continued. At some point during this fight, police said a knife was produced and two people were stabbed.

Anyone with more information is asked to call 512-472-8477 (TIPS). Tips can be submitted anonymously.


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