BERKELEY—A Nixle alert which was broadcasted on Tuesday, February 22 indicated that police officers arrested a 20 year-old man in connection with the stabbing of a female staff member at a private school in Berkeley.
The Berkeley Police Department received a report of the stabbing which occurred just before 2:00 p.m. According to BPD representative Sgt. Andrew Frankel, the suspect, Angel Juarez, fled the school wielding a knife. He reportedly ran westbound on University Avenue over the Interstate 80 freeway overpass.
Police searched for Juarez in Berkeley Marina, Aquatic Park, and West Berkeley. He was arrested after being spotted by California Highway Patrol officers near Buchanan Avenue in Albany. CHP representative Sean Wilkenfield indicated that officials detained Juarez, who is autistic until Berkeley police officers arrived.
After being identified by witnesses, authorities took Juarez into custody. He was booked at the city of Berkeley Jail with no bail. CBS SF Local announced today that Juarez was “scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland at 2 p.m.”
The female victim, who was stabbed in the neck, back, and head by Juarez, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The name of the victim has not yet been disclosed to the public.