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Suspect sought in stabbing outside Gilroy middle school

GILROY — Police are searching for a 33-year-old San Martin man who allegedly stabbed another man multiple times in front of South Valley Middle School last week.

Roberto Mendoza, 33, of San Martin, is wanted in connection with a stabbingThursday on the 300 block of Ioof Avenue in Gilroy. (Courtesy of the Gilroy Police Department)
Roberto Mendoza 

At about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Gilroy officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Ioof Avenue for a report of a person who was bleeding. They found blood on the ground but no victim.

Meanwhile, a man walked into Saint Louise Regional Hospital with stab wounds to his face, neck and chest, according to police. Officers confirmed he had been stabbed on Ioof.

Police identified Roberto Mendoza as the man’s assailant and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Mendoza is wanted on charges of attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon.

The weapon used in the stabbing has not been recovered, and Mendoza is considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Police said the stabbing did not occur during school hours and had nothing to do with the school.

Additional details about the stabbing, including a motive, were not immediately available Monday night.

Anyone with information about Mendoza’s whereabouts can call 911 or Gilroy police at 408-846-0350.

Source: East Bay Suspect sought in stabbing outside Gilroy middle school

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