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HANFORD — Investigators said they have located Gabriel Flores, who was the suspect in a stabbing and car theft incident in Hanford that left the victim severely injured.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol and Department of Forestry assisted in Flores’ arrest after Hanford police said they were tipped-off about his whereabouts in Auberry.

On Oct. 7, Hanford police officials said a 21-year-old man was driving his silver 2007 Infiniti in the area of the 1000 block of East Terrace Drive when another man got into the passenger side of the vehicle and stabbed the driver multiple times.

Police said the victim ran from his vehicle to a nearby residence to get help and was later transported to Community Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries. Police said he is now in stable condition.

After some investigation, Hanford police said they were looking for Flores as a suspect and were still trying to locate the victim’s car.

Police said the stolen car and other items stolen from the victim were found where Flores was arrested.

Officials said Flores has been booked into Kings County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, carjacking and robbery.

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