Man arrested after double stabbing in West Berkeley

Police were called to the 1000 block of University Avenue, near 10th Street, for a double stabbing early Tuesday. Image: Google Maps
Police were called to the 1000 block of University Avenue, near 10th Street, for what was reported as a double stabbing early Tuesday morning. Image: Google Maps

A man authorities said appeared to be under the influence of alcohol is reported to have stabbed two acquaintances at a West Berkeley home early Tuesday morning, but they are expected to survive.

Both victims were taken to the hospital with what appeared to be knife wounds. The man was also taken to the hospital for evaluation, authorities said, before he was arrested.

Berkeley Police Sgt. Angela Hawk said the victims’ injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Few details were available due to the early stage of the investigation, but she said it appeared the man and his victims knew each other. His name was not yet available as of about 4 a.m.

Shortly before 1:40 a.m police were called about the stabbing at a second-floor unit in the 1000 block of University Avenue, west of San Pablo Avenue near 10th Street.


A Berkeleyside reader reported seeing several police vehicles at the scene, as well as a fire engine and an ambulance coming down University.

Paramedics from the Berkeley Fire Department responded to take two people with stab wounds to the hospital.

At about 1:45 a.m., the Fire Department called for a third ambulance to take the assailant to the hospital as well, according to scanner traffic. There were indications he was intoxicated, police said.

Update, 3:05 p.m. According to online records from the Alameda County sheriff’s office, the man was identified as 33-year-old Tristan Chaix of Berkeley. He was arrested at 1:35 a.m. on suspicion of attempted homicide and is being held at Santa Rita Jail without bail. He is scheduled for arraignment at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Berkeleyside will update this story if more information becomes available.


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