Barber accused of deliberately slashing customer’s throat

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SAN DIEGO – A 22-year-old South Bay barber was arrested Monday after he allegedly cut a customer’s throat with a straight razor, deputies said.

San Diego Sheriff’s deputies said 33-year-old Timothy Paul Vaughn suffered severe bleeding from multiple cuts to the throat while at a barber shop at 1223 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach.

Vaughn was taken to UCSD Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. Authorities said he was expected to recover from his wounds.

Investigators said barber Daniel Flores, 22, left the barbershop before authorities arrived. He was later arrested on Green Bay Street on charges of attempted murder.

Investigators had not determined a motive for the attack on Vaughn.

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