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Knife attack at DMV office

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POSTED June 11, 2011 2:34 a.m.

Two Hispanic men reportedly being chased by a knife-wielding pair burst into the Department of Motor Vehicles office on Davis Street mid-afternoon Monday in a possible gang-related incident.

Manteca Police Sgt. Louis Clark said that the two men had driven off before officers could arrive at the scene.  He said he believed an argument had set off the chain reaction outside in the parking lot.

Because DMV is a state office, California Highway Patrol officers had also been called, but by the time they could arrive it was all over, Manteca officers said.

Clark noted that the knife-wielding pair – two individuals who were described to be in their late 20s to mid-30s – had stopped at the door and did not enter the building. He also said when officers arrived the people standing outside the building did not offer to give police any information until one woman pointed out the two men who had been chased into the safety of the building.

The two victims were “very uncooperative” with officers, Clark said. They were not willing to give police any information. Since no one was offering to file any charges, and police had no information as to whom they were searching for,  there was nothing police could do, he added.

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