Desert Hot Springs man in custody for allegedly stabbing sister

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. - A Desert Hot Springs man charged with attempted murder and mayhem for allegedly stabbing his sister in the face was in custody.

Juan Angel Lopez, 36, is accused in the Dec. 7 stabbing at a transient camp in the city, an arrest warrant declaration alleges.

Following arguments between the siblings that occurred throughout the day, Lopez allegedly approached his 35-year-old sister while she was talking to another person and stabbed her in the face, according to the declaration.

The severity of her injuries was not disclosed, but the wounds required hospitalization.

The sister, as well as other witnesses, were able to positively identify Lopez as the suspect, according to the declaration.

He's being held at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

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