A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with stabbing and injuring a 41-year-old man in the rear parking lot of a tire repair shop in Redwood City early Wednesday.
Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1600 block of Broadway and found the victim in the rear parking lot of America’s Tire, according to the Redwood City Police Department. The victim told officers he was walking through the parking lot when the suspect approached and, without provocation, stabbed him in the neck and on the hand, police said.
The victim underwent emergency surgery for his injuries at Stanford Hospital.
Officers canvassed the neighborhood for witnesses and learned that 32-year-old Dennis Rodriguez had been walking near the scene. A witness who had been working on a car in the parking lot at the time of the attack positively identified Rodriguez as the attacker, police said.
Rodriguez was subsequently arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury. The weapon used in the attack hasn’t been recovered.
Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Police Detective Victor Figueroa at 650-780-7129 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107.