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A 34-year-old man suspected of stabbing three of his family members, one fatally, following a dispute in Indio was behind bars Monday.

Anthony William Piña-German of Indio was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, according to Ben Guitron of the Indio Police Department.

Guitron said that, at around 6:50 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 82900 block of Via Valencia to a family disturbance, where three unidentified men were found with stab wounds.

It’s alleged that the victims and Piña-German were in a dispute before the stabbing occurred, according to Guitron. The three men were transported to an area hospital, where one of them died.

Guitron said that a second victim was in critical but stable condition, and the other was in stable condition.

Piña-German allegedly fled the scene before officers arrived.

Based on the circumstances, the police department investigated the stabbing as a homicide in conjunction with the Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau, according to Guitron.

Piña-German was subsequently found and arrested in El Centro.

He was booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center in Indio, where he was being held on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information on this case was asked to call the Indio Police Department at 760-391-4051 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 760-341-7867 (STOP).

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