An Oakland man was stabbed in Southside Tuesday night after an argument allegedly erupted over spilled coffee.
At about 7:38 p.m., Berkeley police officers responded to a report of brandishing a knife and assault on the 2400 block of Dana Street, according to a UCPD crime alert.
The victim, a 44-year-old man, identified the suspect to police as 58-year-old Cleveland Allen.
An argument erupted with Allen over spilling his coffee and became physical when the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach with the nail file part of a pocket knife.
The victim and Allen “have a history” of verbal arguments and physical fights, the alert states.
Berkeley Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local trauma center, where his injury was deemed nonlife-threatening, according to the alert.
Allen was arrested and booked at the Berkeley Jail Facility, according to the alert.