An argument about President-elect Donald Trump escalated to the point where a man was stabbed in the throat.
The two men were drinking at the Dugout Bar and Grill in Pasco on Wednesday when they started talking politics. According to witnesses, a very intoxicated Raymond Williams, 29, stated that he was in favor of the changes Trump wants to make.
The two men went their separate ways, with Alvaro Campos-Hernandez walking away until Williams called the suspect by a racial slur around 11:30 pm.
According to Pasco police Sgt. Scott Warren, “Campos went back and grabbed Williams and was yelling, ‘Say it again’ repeatedly.”
Campos-Hernandez got Williams in a headlock and had a 7.5 inch folding knife to his throat. Williams pulled out a small knife of his own but was unable to use it successfully.
The two men wrestled for a time, and it ended with Williams suffering a 1-inch injury to his windpipe. He was taken to Lourdes Medical Center for treatment.
“It could have been a homicide. The victim was extremely lucky,” said Warren.
Campos-Hernandez has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree assault.