Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing at Gainesville pizza restaurant

Hugo Paz Rodriguez is charged with attempted murder.

Police say a man walked into a Gainesville pizza parlor Saturday night and stabbed another man in the back.

Gainesville Police charged 46-year-old Hugo Paz Rodriguez with attempted murder.

A police report released Monday says officers responded to a stabbing at Gumby's Pizza on SW 34th Street Saturday night. They found the victim behind the business with a stab wound to his lower back. He was taken to UF Health with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Rodriquez called 911 and told dispatchers he "did something bad" but he didn't give his location.

Police say they later found him lying down in the Campus Credit Union and was detained without incident. Officers say Rodriquez was upset over "alleged infidelities" involving his wife and the victim.

A knife was found at the scene but police say their investigation found a second knife was used in the stabbing.

Officers arrested 33-year-old Reginald Hannah and charged him with evidence tampering after they say he took the knife out of Rodriguez's hand.

The police report says Hannah was initially uncooperative with police but later told officers he set the knife down on the bar and someone else threw it over a nearby fence. Police say that knife was not found.

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