MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – A man was taken into custody in Mountain View on Thursday, suspected of a deadly stabbing at a Union City mobile home park that resulted in one fatality and two injuries. Union City law enforcement responded to an emergency call from The Tropics mobile home park on Almaden Boulevard shortly after 7:45 a.m., where they found three individuals with stab wounds.
Despite immediate life-saving efforts by the officers, one victim was declared dead at the scene. The remaining two victims were rushed to a nearby hospital, suffering from injuries that were not life-threatening. The identity of the deceased has been withheld by the authorities.
The suspect had already fled the scene when the police arrived. However, later in the day, Union City police Sgt. Jean Jimenez reported that the suspect was seen driving a vehicle owned by one of the victims. A high-speed chase ensued, but the suspect managed to elude the police by driving erratically.
The suspect was later identified as Carlos Daniel Hernandez, a 21-year-old resident of Mountain View. Local law enforcement in Mountain View located the vehicle and arrested Hernandez. Sgt. Jimenez stated that Hernandez was being transported back to Union City for questioning. The police are confident that Hernandez acted alone and there are no other suspects in the case.
The motive behind the attack remains undisclosed by the police, and the incident is still under active investigation. Sgt. Jimenez expressed the department’s condolences for the victims and their families, and assured that they are working tirelessly to unravel the events of the morning. Union City PD Detective Smith has urged anyone with information to come forward.