[UPDATE August 14] Stabbing Suspect Chased by EPD, Detained
A knife attack reportedly occurred behind the old Ray’s Food Place near the Bayshore Mall about 8 p.m. According to scanner traffic, a male assault victim had “lacerations to the face” as a result of the attack.
The suspect was chased by the Eureka Police Department and detained at the foot of Truesdale Street. Reportedly the suspect was not cooperative. Scanner chatter indicated that he was “combative.” But now officers have the suspect under control.
UPDATE 8:25 p.m.: A second victim, a male with lacerations to his back, has been discovered. A second ambulance is on the way.
Update 9:23 p.m.:
Acting Watch Commander Tim Cooper said two men were sitting in a tent talking this evening when a man who was unknown to them approached the tent.
“They first noticed him when he threw a big rock,” Cooper said.
The three men got in an altercation, which eventually moved to the pavement. During the altercation, according to Cooper, the suspect “produced a metal pipe” that had a “jagged” end and continued to attack the victims.
One of the victims sustained lacerations to the face, and the other victim had a laceration to the back.
“They’re both going to the hospital,” Cooper said.
Officers were having trouble finding out the identity of the suspect. At one point, the suspect could be heard yelling from the back of a police vehicle that his name was “Bobby Brown.”
At which point, Cooper turned and said, “He claims to be Bobby Brown.”
UPDATE August 14: According to Brittany Powell of the Eureka Police Department, “It appears the second victim was trying to stop the suspect.” The victims received minor to moderate lacerations. And, according to Powell, “The suspect was detained and placed on a mental health hold.”