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Knife incidents dominate weekend crime


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After last Thursday's multiple-victim stabbing incident outside Smith's Marketplace in downtown Salt Lake City, the Beehive State was prey to two more stabbings and another two incidents involving the wielding of knives.---

On Saturday, two men playing basketball at Liberty Park got into an argument. One player, described in the watch-command log as a 6-foot-2-inch Asian male, stabbed the other, a 29-year-old male, in the chest before taking off.

Later that night, at the Karamba night club, a fight broke out on the dance floor. When one man tried to shield a woman from the fight, he was allegedly stabbed in the stomach by Raul Izarraraz.

On Sunday, at a downtown Walmart, George Senteno allegedly pulled a knife after being confronted in the parking lot by security staff for stealing a video game. Senteno was booked on charges of aggravated assault and retail theft.

A Hispanic male, approximately 23 years old, also pulled a knife outside a Smith's on 2100 South, after security staff confronted him for shoplifting beer. No arrest resulted.