CHP Officers Arrest Student Suspected in School Stabbing

CHP Officers Arrest Student Suspected in School Stabbing

Angel R Juarez (CBS-SF)

BERKELEY – An autistic man enrolled in a special needs school was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a school administrator on Tuesday. The victim, a woman who was stabbed in the head and neck, was treated and released from a nearby hospital.

Angel R. Juarez, 20, was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, and taken to Berkeley Jail with bail denied.

Local police received a report of a stabbing incident on February 21 at 1:46 p.m., prompting them to issue a shelter in place advisory, while officers searched for the suspect near the Berkeley Marina, Aquatic Park and other areas of West Berkeley near the Via Center school at 2126 Sixth Street, where the stabbing occurred.

The suspect was spotted carrying a knife while running westbound on the University Avenue overpass crossing Freeway 80, but he eluded Berkeley police.

California Highway Patrol officers took the suspect into custody about two hours later near the Buchanan Avenue off-ramp of Freeway 80 in Albany, about two miles north of where he’s accused of stabbing a private school administrator.

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