San Jose PD investigating stabbing, suspect still unidentified

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The San Jose Police Department is investigating a stabbing on a creek trail on Tuesday. 

The suspect is still unidentified. 

On the night of October 3, San Jose officers were notified of a stabbing at the Penitencia Creek Trail. 

According to San Jose officers, they found an adult male suffering from at least one stab wound. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

The victim was walking the trail when an unidentified male attacked him from behind and fled the scene. 

Police investigation reveals the suspect used a knife or a shard-edged implement during the assault. 

The police have not discovered the motivation for this crime.

SJPD will be increasing foot patrols area in the Penitencia Creek Trail area, as well as conducting regular patrol checks in the nearby vicinity. 

This is an ongoing investigation and Assaults Unit Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with any information about this incident or similar incidents. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lindenberg #4673 of the SJPD Department’s Assaults Unit at 408-277-4161.


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