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A 90-year-old man was behind bars Friday for allegedly stabbing his wife during an argument at their northern San Diego County home.

The non-fatal domestic assault in the 1000 block of West C Street in the Olivenhain neighborhood of Encinitas was reported shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Paramedics took the 82-year-old-woman to a hospital for treatment of stab wounds that were not believed to be life-threatening, Lt. Matthew Carpenter said.

Deputies arrested her husband, Clark Sandknop, who turned 90 on Tuesday, on suspicion of attempted murder and elder abuse.

Sandknop was treated for minor injuries before being booked into county jail in Vista. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Updated at 3:24 p.m. August 25, 2023

City News Service contributed to this article.