Man arrested for allegedly stabbing victim near Berkeley Civic Center on Sunday evening

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Kendall Yazzie, 22, was arrested Sunday evening for allegedly stabbing another person near the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Building in Downtown Berkeley, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

According to an email from Berkeley Police Department spokesperson Officer Byron White, officers responded to the scene at 6:50 p.m. after receiving several calls regarding a stabbing. The victim, a 29-year-old man, was found near the rear steps of the center with multiple stab wounds.

White added that witnesses pointed out Yazzie, who was on the west side of the park, and officers arrested Yazzie on suspicion of attempted murder and violating his probation. Yazzie was later charged Monday with attempted murder with great bodily injury by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, which also revoked all of his previous probation terms.

The victim is recovering at a local hospital, according to White.

If anyone has additional information about this case, BPD asks that they contact the BPD homicide unit at 510-981-5741.

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