The Paso Robles Police have a man in custody after he allegedly stabbed another man in the face last Saturday aboard an Amtrak train.
According to PRPD, they received a call from Amtrak train operators for assistance. Operators told police there was physical fight in progress. The fight was between multiple adult males on board the train, which was traveling north toward Paso Robles.
Officers were waiting for the train to arrive at the Paso Robles station. When the train arrived, officers found the two men who were fighting aboard the train.
Investigators say the two adult males engaged in a physical fight, and during the fight one of the subjects stabbed the other subject in the face one time with a fork. The victim of this attack was able to subdue the suspect with the help of other passengers and detain him until the train arrived in Paso Robles.
The victim was a 57-year-old Santa Cruz County resident who suffered minor injuries to his face. He was provided medical assistance at the scene. The suspect was identified as Michael Leon Tapp, 47, of Newberry Springs.
Tapp was arrested and booked into the SLO County Jail for one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon. Police say the motive for this attack is not known, but it does appear to be an isolated incident.
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