A neighbor who heard the attack tackled the assailant and wrestled with him to intervene, police said.
The stabbing has been classified as life-threatening. A 52-year-old man, who police say also bit a bystander who tried to stop the attack, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A man police say stabbed another man in the abdomen Sunday morning after a fight in a homeless shelter dining room is now in custody at Berkeley Jail, authorities say.
A man who suddenly attacked a woman he did not know as she walked to her friend’s home in South Berkeley last weekend has been charged with attempted murder, authorities report.
A Vallejo man has been charged with attempted murder after an unprovoked stabbing with scissors at a chemical laboratory in West Berkeley on Friday, according to court papers.
A Vallejo man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a female co-worker in the neck Friday afternoon at a West Berkeley environmental testing laboratory, authorities report.
The assailant ran away.
A man and woman were stabbed while riding the escalator together from the downtown Berkeley BART station up to Shattuck Avenue early Tuesday morning, BART reports. They are expected to survive.
In the latest crime round-up, a teen girl was surrounded by a group of youth who took her phone, a man was stabbed in West Berkeley, and a boy who claimed he had to call his mom scammed a 19-year-old out of her phone.
In the past week, authorities have handled a fatality at Eastshore park, two stabbings on Shattuck, a skateboard attack and more.
Two men were taken to the hospital Wednesday night after attacking each other with a knife and chain, police report.
A man sustained serious injuries when he was stabbed with a “makeshift spear” at a West Berkeley homeless encampment Thursday evening, police report.