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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.

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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.


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

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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.


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

Eric Van Susteren is a registered user.

Jared,

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


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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?


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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.


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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.


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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 each.....no yard, no garage. Go figure,


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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?


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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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