San Jose police investigate after Mercury News employee stabbed

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- San Jose police are searching for a woman accused of stabbing a San Jose Mercury News employee on Redbird Drive early Friday morning.

Police said they received a call at 2:20 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, police found him suffering from at least one stab wound.

It was an unusual morning at a home on Redbird Drive. "We heard a loud noise at like 3 a.m., opened the door and we saw blood, closed the door, and cops were here five minutes later. That's about all we know," Adrian said.

That noise came from the San Jose Mercury News employee who rents the unit in the back of the home.

After being stabbed, the man went to a store and got no response. So, he went next door, leaving a trail of blood. Then, his neighbor's called the police.

The man was taken to a local hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the unknown female suspect escaped, and is still on the loose.

Longtime residents said they've never seen something like this happen on their street. "This was quite unusual for us, very unusual for us. We don't normally get this kind of activity. It's a very quiet neighborhood. It's an older neighborhood, a very quiet neighborhood, so this is very unusual," Barbara said.

ABC7 News learned San Jose police have gone to at least one nearby business to see if they have surveillance video of the victim and suspect together before the stabbing.

The motive and circumstances surrounding the assault are under investigation, and the victim has not been identified at this time.
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