Police search for suspect in stabbing at Longmont gas station

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Jody Sandoval mug

Police are working on an arrest warrant for Jody Sandoval in connection with a stabbing at a Longmont gas station on April 15, 2014. (Photo: Longmont Police Department)

LONGMONT, Colo. — A person was injured after a man approached him from behind and stabbed him in the neck at a Longmont gas station Tuesday evening.

The incident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, as the victim and his female friend were preparing to purchase fuel for their vehicle at the Sav-O-Mat gas station at 600 Main St. in Longmont, according to the Longmont Police Department.

After being stabbed, the victim and his friend drove to Longmont United Hospital, where the victim was treated for his injuries, said police.

The victim and his friend told officers that they both recognized the suspect as Jody Louise Sandoval, 36, an acquaintance. They also told police that they were afraid of Sandoval, attributing their fear to an argument — however, they would not disclose details about the disagreement.

Sandoval was reportedly last seen walking north on Main Street. Officers canvased the area, but found no sign of him.

Police said they believe Sandoval is homeless, but staying somewhere in the Longmont area.

Detectives added that they are working on an arrest warrant for Sandoval — he would face charges of first-degree assault and attempted murder.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or Sandoval’s whereabouts is asked to call authorities at 303-651-8555.