Man stabs person who intervened in Hialeah fight, police say

Officers arrest Israel Perez on Tuesday in Hialeah. (MDCR)

HIALEAH, Fla. – A 46-year-old man was at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Wednesday facing a second-degree attempted murder charge after a stabbing in Hialeah.

Officers arrested Israel Perez on Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of West 25th Avenue and West 78th Street, just north of the Carl F. Slade Park.

Perez was fighting with a man when a witness intervened and ended up injured about 1 a.m. on Jan. 22, according to the arrest form.

Officers responded to the fight near the intersection of West 60th Street and West 13th Court. Surveillance video shows Perez rode away in a bicycle, police said.

Fire Rescue personnel took the victim — who suffered three stab wounds in the chest — to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Officers are asking anyone with information about the case to call Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

Read the arrest form’s narrative:


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