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Attempted Homicide Suspects Arrested

On April 26 at 6:43 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department received a call to check the welfare of a man who appeared to be injured in the 2400 block of Carlsbad Boulevard, between State Street and Mountain View Drive.

Arriving officers found the 49-year-old white man in the 2500 block of State Street.

The victim reported to officers that he got into an argument with two transients of his acquaintance. In an effort to extort information out of the victim, also a transient, the duo tied him up, assaulted him, threatened him and doused him with gasoline.

The victim gave the suspects information so they would leave.

The victim was transported by the Carlsbad Fire Department to the Tri-City Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. The extent of his injuries are unknown.

Officers investigating the incident began a two-city search for the outstanding suspects. The suspects were described as one Hispanic male approximately 65-years old and one Black male possibly 30-years old.

At approximately 10:45 a.m., with the assistance of the Oceanside Police Department, the suspects were found in the 3200 block of Production Avenue in Oceanside.

Arrested were 36-year-old Hakim Nadear Hudson and 66-year-old Mario Lucas Pinto. Hudson and Pinto were arrested for Attempted Murder, Threats of Violence, Assault with a Weapon and Assault with Great Bodily Injury.

The investigation into the incident in ongoing.

For more information
Sergeant Darbie Ernst, 760-931-2139 or Darbie.ernst@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

April 26, 2016