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Two transients injured in fight that puts schools on lockdown

By John Palminteri, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Senior Reporter, johnp1250@aol.com
Published On: Jan 31 2013 07:54:45 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 31 2013 08:43:54 PM CST

A fight among transients leads to the suspect being arrested, two taken to the hospital, and one person taken into custody for questioning. Two schools went on lockdown.

GOLETA, Calif. -

One person is in jail, two have been treated at a hospital, and a fourth person is being questioned after a violent fight and stabbing in the Goleta Valley.

The Sheriff's Department responded at 1:17 p.m. with deputies on the ground and a helicopter overhead.

The attack occurred in a field off Turnpike and Highway 101. The site is a known homeless hangout.  The Sheriff's Department said transients were involved. 

Two schools in the area, El Camino Elementary and San Marcos High were placed on lockdown for about a half-hour until an arrest was made.

Sheriff's spokesperson Kelly Hoover said the injuries were not life-threatening.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

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