Update: Young woman stabbed; police search for suspect

Ridge Road in Berkeley. Image: Google Maps

Update, 4:18 p.m. Berkeleyside has reviewed scanner recordings about Friday’s stabbing near the UC Berkeley campus. The following information has not been confirmed but Berkeleyside has requested further information from police.

According to several hours of unconfirmed scanner recordings reviewed by Berkeleyside, a young woman in her early 20s flagged down a passer-by for help near Cloyne Court, a UC Berkeley student housing co-op at 2600 Ridge Road, just north of campus. The woman had been stabbed and was seriously injured. The call to police came in just after 11:40 a.m. Friday.

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As it was described over the scanner, the woman had been dropped off in the area after being stabbed at a different location. She told police the person who stabbed her was still nearby. Police immediately began a search while the woman was taken to the hospital.


The injured woman, who lives in a UC Berkeley student co-op in the Southside, told police her attacker stayed in a UC Berkeley student co-op in the Northside. Police searched both locations but did not find the assailant, according to scanner traffic.

Police quickly determined that the woman had been stabbed in a home about 2 miles south of where she had been found. That home was in the 2400 block of Ashby Avenue near Florence Street, according to scanner traffic. Police searched the home and recovered evidence but did not find the assailant.

Multiple vehicles were towed in connection with the case. The woman was taken to a local trauma center for her injuries.

Berkeley Police Sgt. Andrew Frankel, department spokesman, confirmed Friday afternoon that there had been a stabbing, but said he had no further details about the case. The original statement about the incident, released in response to a Berkeleyside query, appears below.

Authorities say the stabbing appears to have happened in a home near Ashby and Florence. Image: Google Maps

Original story, 2:17 p.m. Berkeley police officers are looking into an assault Friday morning with links to multiple locations around the city.

Berkeley Police Lt. Andrew Rateaver said authorities got a call just after 11:40 a.m. Friday about an assault victim in the 2600 block of Ridge Road, which is just north of the UC Berkeley campus.

“Currently there is an ongoing investigation,” he said. “Officers are following up on investigative leads at several different locations around the city.”

No further information was immediately available but Berkeleyside will update this post when it is provided.

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