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'Random' knife attack in Old Palo Alto injures one

Original post made on Oct 3, 2013

A man suffered moderately serious defensive wounds Saturday night as he tried to protect himself from what police are calling a random attack by two men, one of whom wielded a knife.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 3, 2013, 8:54 AM

Comments (10)

Posted by jared Bernstein, a resident of Professorville
on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

FYI, 100 Block of Melville is not in Professorville. It's on the other (south) side of Embarcadero. That's OLD PALO ALTO.

Posted by Wondering?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:47 am

[Post removed.]

Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Old Palo Alto ain't what it used to be. In the old days, the most you had to fear was being egged by the Paly students.

Posted by Eric Van Susteren, online editor of Palo Alto Online
on Oct 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Eric Van Susteren is a registered user.


You're absolutely right. We've changed the headline to reflect your astute correction. Thanks for your help!

Posted by Mom, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I agree that this story does not make sense. Was his car searched?

Posted by Janet, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2013 at 1:33 pm

To Anonymous, in another neighborhood...

You're right. Old Palo Alto isn't what it used to be. Now the cheapest house in Old PA, a two bedroom teardown, just a few houses in from Alma, costs $2M. And that's only if you have all cash.

Posted by rents, a resident of Southgate
on Oct 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm

1 bedroom apartment on lytton apartments ..$325.00 month. little dining area and bathroom. 1973.

Posted by Stop the insanity, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 3, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Two condos near us, a few yards from Alma, sold for 2.2 mil yard, no garage. Go figure,

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

"He attacked the man with a 3-inch pocket knife."

Isn't it time to register pocket knives?

Posted by Good thing for laws, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:29 am

Just think if he was able to get his hands on a gun.

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