Las Vegas man jailed in co-worker’s stabbing

January 15, 2012 • State News

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A Las Vegas city employee has been jailed after he allegedly attacked another employee with a knife outside City Hall during a break from safety training.

The Las Vegas Optic reports [auth] ( that 30-year-old utilities worker Christopher Gallegos was charged with assault and battery after Thursday’s stabbing. His bond was set at $10,000.

A police probable cause statement says Gallegos and water department employee Joseph Garcia began making fun of each other during the class.

Gallegos borrowed a knife, Garcia pulled out his own, and the two began holding up the knives in apparent horseplay.

Garcia told police that Gallegos ran up to him and thrust the knife toward him eight times. He was stabbed once in back of the leg as he tried to jump out of the way.

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