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Man Arrested in San Leandro Ice Pick Stabbing Is Charged

A Newark man apprehended in Oakland for stabbing a 57-year-old San Leandro man has been charged with attempted murder.

Bay City News Service

The 38-year-old man arrested in Oakland Sunday morning after stabbing a San Leandro man with an ice-pick like instrument has been charged.

Michael Hilburn of Newark has been booked into Santa Rita Jail and charged with attempted murder, breaking and entering and fleeing police.

As previously reported on Patch, the incident began around 1:05 a.m. Sunday, police received a report of an assault in an apartment in the 600 block of Fargo Avenue.

Arriving officers found the victim, a 57-year-old man, suffering from multiple stab wounds to his upper torso.

Police say they learned the suspect, identified as Michael Hilburn, had stabbed the man with an object similar to an ice pick before fleeing the scene in a white Chevy Suburban. Hilburn reportedly  knew the victim.

The victim was taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He has not been identified.

The arrest occurred after officers got information on Hilburn's possible location. A San Leandro police officer spotted the suspect vehicle near the intersection of 105th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland.

Authorities say the suspect led officers on on a brief chase before pulling over on Foothill Boulevard at Stanley Avenue. There he was arrested without incident.

Police have offered no motive for the incident.

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Ken Briggs October 01, 2012 at 11:51 PM
thank the police officers that got this bad boy , keep him in jail with no bail and find out him the stab person is doing . give this bad boy at lease a year in jail and make him pay for all hospital bills .
Mona Taplin October 05, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Good police work again. I hope the Judge awards that work by putting the criminal away for as long as legally possible.

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