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Man Arrested After Two People Stabbed In South Coast Restaurants

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Detectives trying to determine motive

Detectives say they are trying to figure out why a man apparently randomly stabbed two people in two South Coast restaurants.

The attacks happened Saturday night, in a shopping center off of South Victoria Avenue in Ventura. Ventura Police detective say a man stabbed someone in one restaurant, and then went to a second nearby where he stabbed a second person.

Investigators say the man then went into a nearby supermarket. Police say they arrested Daniel Rodriguez in the store for the attacks. Both stabbing victims are recovering from what were reported to non-life-threatening injuries.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.