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March 24, 2014 (La Mesa)--On March 24 at 5:19 am, La Mesa Police were notified by Grossmont Hospital staff that a stab victim had just been brought into the hospital. Minutes before the hospital report, La Mesa Police received reports of a disturbance at a residence in the 3800 block of Murray Hill Drive, La Mesa.  When officers arrived on Murray Hill, they determined the two incidents were related and the stabbing was believed to be in self defense.

It was later determined that the 26 year-old female victim and the 20 year-old suspect, Blaine Arellano, resided together and recently ended their dating relationship. The female victim had been bitten and struck by the suspect earlier in the morning while they were inside their residence.  At one point, the suspect grabbed the victim and began choking her. While being choked, the victim grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the arm, according to Police.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and is expected to make a full recovery.  The suspect received two stab wounds to his right arm.  He was treated and released.

The suspect, Blaine Arellano, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence causing injury.  He was booked at San Diego County Jail.

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