Mar 3, 2014 7:21 AM
A weekend stabbing forced Chico Police to lock down a local business while they searched for the alleged suspect. It happened around 9:44 a.m. in the area of Rio Lindo Avenue and Cohasset Road. The victim told police that the suspect, Sage Brown of Paradise, had approached him in the parking lot of Aegis Medical Systems on Rio Lindo Avenue and started yelling at him. Brown then reportedly pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the stomach. A short while later, police received a report that Brown was possibly hiding under a vehicle near Ampla Health on Cohasset Road, forcing officers to lock down the business. The suspect was eventually found hiding on the roof of a neighboring building. Brown was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. The victim was taken to a local hospital and treated for his injury. Reports show the two men did know each other. The motive behind the stabbing is still under investigation.