Folsom Police have released details tonight, clarifying what was previously reported as a stabbing was actually a pressure washer injury. 

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On  Monday. June 26, at approximately 6 a.m. the Folsom Police Department responded to a report of a male who was bleeding from his throat and was reported as being the victim of a stabbing. 

According to a statement from Folsom Police, the reported victim was located  in a retail shopping center on Iron Point Road near the intersection of Folsom Blvd. 

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Upon receiving the call, Folsom Police responded to the area to tend to the injured victim  and searched the area for a possible suspect. 

After an extensive investigation which included the use of call-out detectives and Crime Scene Investigators, officers determined that the victim,  a 43-year-old man who’s name is being withheld at this time was reportedly sleeping near a business when a maintenance worker, a 57-year-old man from Sacramento, was using a pressure washer to clean the walkway around the business. 

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The victim claimed  he was sprayed without provocation, while the pressure washer operator  reported that he made several requests for the sleeping man to move, and after the worker cleaned the other areas of the business, he again asked the man to move. 

The worker told police that  the 43-year-old got up and began chasing him, making threatening statements. The worker reported that he tried to run away but could not and grabbed his pressure washer, spraying the 43-year-old from a distance away in self defense. 

The 43-year-old worker reportedly continued to charge toward the worker through the spraying water and a struggle ensued over the nozzle of the pressure washer.  During the struggle, the high pressure water spray reportedly cut the skin on the chest and throat of the 43-year-old man. 

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According to police, the injuries were considered minor. Detectives are actively investigating the case to determine if this incident was a case of self-defense and would like to speak with any witnesses in the area during this incident. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident should call investigators at 916-355-7230.

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