Two Stabbed in Berkeley--Suspect in Custody

Jeff Shuttleworth (BCN)
Tuesday March 22, 2016 - 03:59:00 PM

A Berkeley man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing two men at an apartment in West Berkeley early this morning, police said. 

Officers who responded to the incident in the 1000 block of University Avenue, near 10th Street, at about 1:30 a.m. today found the two victims fighting with the suspect, according to police. 

The suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle and the two victims, who were suffering from stab wounds that weren't considered life-threatening, were transported to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries, police said. 

The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Tristan Chaix, suffered a laceration and he was also transported to a local hospital to be treated but was later booked into the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he's being held without bail, according to police. 

Chaix is tentatively scheduled to be arraigned at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland on Thursday. 

In addition to two counts of attempted murder, Chaix is being held for allegedly violating his probation, police said.