Redding police, CHP looking for suspect in assault

RPD said a man was stabbed by an unknown assailant. Photo by Adam McAllister.


According to police, witnesses described the suspect as a Native American man in his mid-30s and was seen shirtless wearing red shorts.

The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Gary Swinhart of Redding.

Police are still looking for the suspect, who they said ran from Parkview Park toward the Sacramento River. If you have any information about the incident please contact the Investigations Division at (530) 225-4200.


Redding police responded to a call of a stabbing in the area of Freebridge Street Monday night.

According to RPD at the scene, the victim suffered a superficial wound on his upper abdomen after some sort of altercation.

According to police, the victim refused medical assistance.

As of 11:30 p.m. Redding police and California Highway Patrol helicopter were still looking for the suspect, who the victim said he could not identify.

We will update this story with new information as it becomes available.

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