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Altercation with brother leads to victim’s stabbing
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A 20-year-old Manteca man is in stable condition after suffering several stab wounds from an altercation that escalated with his brother on Monday.

According to Manteca Police, the victim had stepped in to try and dissuade his brother, 28-year-old Max Sorto, from carrying out threats to kill numerous people when he was stabbed three times – escaping through a bedroom window where he contacted authorities.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is reportedly in stable condition.

Responding officers surrounded the house, located on the 1400 block of Bridgeport Lane. They were able to convince Sorto to surrender. They learned when he came out of the house that he himself had suffered a stab wound. Police currently do not know whether it was self-inflicted, either purposefully or unintentionally, or whether another party was responsible for the wound.

Sorto was transported to the San Joaquin General Hospital where he was treated for his wounds before being booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and making criminal threats.

He is currently being held without bail because of the nature of the charges against him. Sorto is expected to appear in the Manteca branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court on Wednesday for arraignment.

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.