The Mercury News Weekend

Teen arrested in Christmas Day stabbing

- By Jason Green jason.green@ bayareanew­sgroup.com Contact JAson Green At 408-920-5006.

A teen boy has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Mountain View on Christmas Day, police said

The stabbing was reported about 6 p.m. on the 500 block of Toft Street, the Mountain View Police Department said in a news release. Officers found the victim, also a teen boy, at his home nearby.

Police said the victim told officers the suspect had stabbed him multiple times in the back following a dispute. The victim treated for his injuries at a hospital and released.

A follow-up investigat­ion led to the identifica­tion and arrest of the suspect, police said. The weapon used in the alleged attack was also recovered. The suspect was booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Police did not release the suspect’s name, age or city of residence because he is a minor.

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