Redwood City police arrest suspect in Denny's Restaurant stabbing

Redwood City police release information about Denny’s restaurant stabbing

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A suspect was arrested in connection with a stabbing at Denny’s Restaurant in Redwood City about 6:15 p.m. on July 5, police said.

At that time, Redwood City police responded to a 911 call about a stabbed victim at the restaurant at 1201 Broadway.

When the officers arrived they located the suspect, 35-year-old Francisco Legoretta (pictured), exiting the restaurant. He was detained without further incident, police said.

Inside the restaurant, a 22 year old man was found lying on the floor with multiple stab wounds. Police administered life saving measures to stem the bleeding before Redwood City fire personnel and paramedics took over, police said. The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where emergency surgery was performed, police said.

Legoretta was subsequently booked into the San Mateo County Jail for charges of attempted murder.

Anyone with additional information related to this incident is encouraged to contact Det. Joe O’Gorman at (650) 780-7147 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at (650) 780-7110.