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Man in 60s in critical condition after being stabbed outside California state Capitol building

A man was hospitalized with critical injuries Monday morning after suffering at least one stab wound near the California state Capitol and government buildings, authorities said.

Sacramento authorities were called about 8 a.m. to 10th and N streets downtown for reports of a medical emergency. Archived radio dispatches reviewed by The Sacramento Bee say a 64-year-old man was injured and taken to UC Davis Medical Center with trauma injuries.

Capt. Justin Sylvia, a spokesman for the Sacramento Fire Department, said paramedics were called by the California Highway Patrol to help render medical aid.

Officer John Ortega, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol’s Capitol Protection Section, said there wasn’t a call registered in CHP’s system describing the attack. He said it was “very possible” officers close by could have spotted the man and arrived to help.

No suspect has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing, said Officer Cody Tapley, a spokesman with the Sacramento Police Department, which took over the investigation.

Tourists and state workers frequented the intersection Monday morning, which is surrounded by the California Legislative Office, California Volunteers and the 3rd District Court of Appeal.

Silva Rodriguez, 65, drove from Reno, Nevada, to visit the state Capitol and took pictures in front of it. The El Paso, Texas, resident said she booked a hotel in the area because she thought it was safe.

“Oh, what a shame,” Rodriguez said of the incident.