SAPD: Suspect approaches officers, confesses to cutting 71-year-old man’s throat

The cutting happened at 5:20 p.m. in the 400 block of E. Courtland Place

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SAN ANTONIO – One man will be booked for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he confessed to cutting someone’s throat to San Antonio police officers.

The traffic officers were approached by a 31-year-old man in the 400 block of East Courtland Place, according to SAPD.

The suspect told officers he had just cut someone’s throat nearby.

Upon entering the location, officers found a 71-year-old man lying in a bedroom bleeding from his neck, said SAPD.

Officers located a large butcher knife on the ground beside the victim, police said.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in an unstable, life-threatening condition.

Police said the suspect and victim possibly had a landlord/tenant relationship.

The suspect will be booked for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.


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Victoria Lopez is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Before joining the team in July 2022, she worked as a Digital Reporter at CBS 4 Rio Grande Valley and Local 23 News. Victoria graduated with a degree in Mass Communications — Public Relations from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.