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Suspect in New Year's Day stabbing apprehended

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Jose Castro-Benegas (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Jose Castro-Benegas (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Richland County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man accused of stabbing three people on New Year's Day.

Officials arrested 25-year-old Jose Castro-Benegas and charged him with three counts of attempted murder.

Authorities say the incident took place at a party on Alpine Road when the suspect and one of the party-goers began to argue. That argument eventually turned physical, and three others attempted to split up the fight.

Deputies believe at that point Castro-Benegas pulled out a knife and stabbed three people in the upper body.

The victims were taken to Palmetto Health Richland and treated for their wounds.

Castro-Benegas remains in jail.

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