12-year-old arrested for attempted murder after stabbing

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A 12-year-old from San Mateo was linked and arrested for a stabbing at a local park on Monday night. 

According to the San Mateo Police Department, they received a call Monday night reporting that someone was stabbed at Central Park, located at 50 East 5th Ave.

The victim was found with a stab wound on the left side of his body and hospitalized. 

Police did not disclose his age or current condition. 

Investigation revealed that the victim and the 12-year-old suspect knew each other. 

Police said the suspect left the park on a bicycle and was found on the 800 block of Central Park, located at 50 East 5th Ave. 

SMPD said he will be held in the Hillcrest Juvenile Hall and charged with attempted murder.

Police are investigating the stabbing and requesting surveillance footage. Anyone with information is asked to call SMPD at (650) 522-7700.   


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.

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