Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies were called to a search for two suspects from an alleged assault in Newhall on Thursday.
The call was first reported shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, regarding an incident near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Oakridge Drive.
SCV Sheriff’s Station officials confirmed at 3:30 p.m. they were searching for two suspects who were believed to have run into the Santa Clara River wash.
The initial report indicated that a blade was used in the commission of the alleged assault, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said they were called to the scene for a single patient who was eventually transported to the hospital, according to Jonathan Matheny, a spokesman for the Fire Department.
The status of the victim was unknown as of the publication of this article.
Law enforcement officials said shortly after the initial report a containment had been established around the area where the suspects were last seen, with deputies standing on the surrounding bike paths and on the Wiley Canyon bridge to scour the riverbed.
Shortly before 5 p.m, deputies decided to break down the containment, Arriaga said.
But before entirely clearing the scene, at least one suspect was found and detained by responding deputies while the second remained outstanding, said Sgt. Erik Jepson at 5:55 p.m.
Officials confirmed a total of one patient had been transported. The matter remains an ongoing investigation.