Suspect Dennis Daniels charged with attempted murder

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According to a Berkeley Police Department press release, with a metal bat Dennis Daniels struck a man standing on Eighth Street between Gilman and Harrison streets. When the man fell to the ground, Daniels repeatedly hit the man with the bat before leaving the area.

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Dennis Daniels, 51, was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and several criminal enhancements, according to a Berkeley Police Department press release.

On Wednesday evening, Daniels struck a man standing on Eighth Street between Gilman and Harrison streets in the head with a metal bat, the press release states. When the man fell to the ground, Daniels repeatedly hit the man with the bat before leaving the area.

The man was taken to a local hospital with injuries to his head, arms, legs and back, according to the press release.

BPD officers located Daniels in an encampment under the Gilman Street underpass and arrested him Thursday morning. Daniels was charged by the Alameda County district attorney the next day, the press release states.

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