A 19-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a woman in Temecula Thursday afternoon was behind bars today and his alleged victim was recovering, officials said.
Kurt Alexander Smallen was arresed following the attack about 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Meadowview, on Via Norte and Calle Pina Colada, according to sheriff's deputies.
He remained in custody today in lieu of $5 million bail, pending a court appearance Tuesday, jail records indicate.
Initial reports said there was a man running from the scene after stabbing a woman.
The victim was reported to have been stabbed multiple times in the torso and back, according to sheriff's Deputy Angel Ramos.
The woman's condition was stable today and she was recovering from her injuries, officials said.
Neighborhood residents reportedly followed the subject and informed deputies of his whereabouts, Ramos said.
Smallen was taken into custody without incident.
According to an area resident, the suspect was spotted running in shorts and shirtless down the street, covered in blood.
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According to sheriff's officials, the attack appeared random, as the victim and suspect are not acquainted.
The investigation was continuing and anyone with information was asked to call detectives at