Man wanted for attempted homicide stabs 2 others in Hanford brawl, police say

Paul Hernandez (Hanford Police Department)

Police say a man who had a warrant for attempted homicide is now facing new charges after they say he stabbed two people in a brawl outside of a bar in Hanford.

Hanford Police say they were called out to the California Club on 6th Street and Douty Street because of a large fight early Sunday morning. Police said they found the suspect, 28-year-old Paul Hernandez, in the alley behind the club. Officers say they saw him throw something over the buildings and when they talked with him, he gave them a different name.

Police said they found two pools of blood in front of the night club. They were able to follow the trail to find one of the victims a few blocks away. The other pool of blood was from a security guard at the bar who had also been stabbed.

Police say witnesses identified Hernandez as the person who stabbed the other two men. Investigators were also able to recover the knife that he threw over the building, which they say was still wet with blood.

When officers took Hernandez to the Kings County Jail, they discovered his true identity and realized he had a warrant for attempted homicide in King County as well as a parole violation.

Hernandez was booked on the outstanding warrants as well as new counts of attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon.
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