Man arrested for attempted murder after brutal attack at San Jose light rail station

The incident occurred just before 1:15 p.m. on the Children's Discovery Museum station, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Deputy Felicia Segura said in a news release. When deputies arrived, they found a 45-year-old man covered in blood from his head to his chest.

The suspect had already left the scene, Segura said, adding that he was wearing an armored vest.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was in stable condition Thursday evening. One of his injuries, an 8- to 10-inch cut on his brow, required seven staples. He also suffered a 4-inch cut on his elbow and a 5/8-inch cut on his wrist.

The suspect barricaded himself in a close-by residence but was later arrested. He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose. He was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a body armor through the commission of against the law and obstruction of protected public transportation.

Segura said an investigation revealed that the suspect and the victim didn’t know one another before the attack.

The victim told officers he believed the suspect attacked him with a pointy weapon. This claim was supported by Surveillance footageThis shows the suspect repeatedly hitting the victim. However, no sharp weapon was found on the crime scene.

The sheriff's office was “disturbed by the brutality” of the attack, but in addition grateful to the witnesses who called 911, Segura said.

“We are grateful to all witnesses who were brave enough to call 911,” Segura said, “and come forward and speak to sheriff's deputies about the incident.”

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