St. Augustine police investigate stabbing of man in Historic District

Stabbing happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday near bars, restaurants


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A man was stabbed early Saturday morning on Spanish Street in St. Augustine's Historic District, according to police.

Investigators said the stabbing happened at 1:30 a.m. in a popular area packed with bars and restaurants.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was airlifted to Orange Park Medical Center, but no information has been released on his condition.

Police are trying to figure out what led to the stabbing. Officers did not give a suspect description and no arrests have been made, but police said they have the names of people they believe may have been involved.

Residents feel St. Augustine is safe compared to neighboring cities, even though FBI 2017 statistics assembled by alarm.com showed that the Oldest City ranked 40th among 134 Florida cities for violent crime. 

"When you hear about Jacksonville, the news here is nothing compared to up there. It’s really pretty bad," St. Augustine resident Destiny Jewell said.