San Jose police say the possibly gang-related stabbing of a 14-year-old boy Saturday night actually occurred in the holiday carnival next to the Christmas in the Park, and that crime at carnivals is common.
According to Officer Albert Morales, the stabbing that was originally reported to have occurred at the Christmas in the Park actually occurred at the neighboring Winter Wonderland carnival near Park Avenue and Almaden Boulevard.
"Every carnival throughout the city always has issues," Morales said.
Around 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, police said they received a 911 call reporting that someone had been stabbed near the Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Jose.
Police said three people ran from the scene and have not been located and that the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Morales said that because the stabbing was close to the Christmas in the Park, a holiday fair in Cesar Chavez Park that runs through New Years Day, officers will be patrolling the area.
"We're going to obviously focus on security because this event goes on for another few weeks," Morales said.