Upon arrival, officers located a 50-year-old male bleeding from the left side of his abdomen and chest. Examination by paramedics revealed that the man had suffered at least six stab wounds to his abdomen, chest and arm. The victim was able to provide officers a brief statement before he was transported to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek for treatment.
The victim was released from the hospital the same day after receiving treatment. Investigators learned that the victim was at the bus stop with a female acquaintance and there was a witness to the event who reported seeing a male subject commit the stabbing. Investigators interviewed the witness, who gave a description of the suspect.
The female was also identified and questioned.
Investigators learned there was an argument at the bus stop between the female and the victim when a male approached them trying to help her. A fight began between the two males, during which time one subject was stabbed with a broken bottle in self-defense.
It does not appear that this was a random act of violence, as was originally thought. The APD does not currently anticipate seeking charges against the subject who committed the stabbing. It also appears that alcohol might have been a factor. All parties involved have been identified.