Photo: Benjamin Kempf
The Mt Shasta Police Department responded to an afternoon stabbing and then reported about it on their Facebook page –
“On 05/20/20, at approximately 3:48 pm the department was dispatched to a report of a stabbing victim at 700 Pine St. Officers responded and arrived at approximately 3:49 pm.
The victim was quickly located with multiple stab wounds and cuts to his torso area. The victim was quickly transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The suspect, 32-year-old Benjamin Kempf was located by Mt. Shasta Fire personnel as he was entering a wooded area next to the Mt. Shasta Herald.
With the assistance of the Siskiyou County Sheriffs Office and the California Highway patrol, Kempf was quickly taken into custody without incident.
After an initial investigation, Kempf was placed under arrest and booked into the county jail for 245(a)(1) P.C. Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
@ Mount Shasta, California”