FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A suspect was arrested after he stabbed an employee of a Fresno car dealership on Wednesday morning in what was described as a random attack, according to the Fresno Police Department.
Around 8:30 a.m., officers were called out to the Lithia Ford dealership near Highway 41 and Bullard Avenue for a report of a stabbing.
When officers arrived, they found a man believed to be in his 50s suffering from multiple stab wounds.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.
While investigating, officers said they learned that the suspect, identified as a man in his 30s, had walked into one of the meeting rooms inside the dealership and stabbed the victim several times. A group of employees at the dealership jumped in to render aid to the victim, other employees reportedly chased after the suspect, and others called 911.
After the stabbing, investigators said the suspect ran out the back door of the dealership but was quickly arrested by an officer who was in the area. A weapon that may have been used in the attack was also located nearby.
Officials said they are still working to figure out the motive for the stabbing. It has been established that the victim did not know the suspect.
“So things like this can happen anywhere, anytime. so, you know, as a member of the public or an employee at a business, you should always be aware of your surroundings,” said Fresno Police Officer Felipe Uribe.
Anyone with information about this stabbing is asked to call the Fresno Police Department at (559) 621-7000.