A fistfight between two men at the Cubblerley Community Center on Wednesday night ended with one man at the Stanford Hospital and the other at Santa Clara County Jail.
The Palo Alto Police Department received a call around 8:30 p.m. that two men were fighting at the community center on 4000 Middlefield Road. They arrived to find Marcelo Martinez, a 23-year-old homeless man, hitting another man to the point of losing consciousness, police said.
When police officers arrived, Martinez tried to run away, but an officer caught up to him and he complied.
Martinez was charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor for resisting arrest.
Police said the two men were acquaintances, but no specific motive for the fight has been discovered at this point.
A growing number of homeless people have been congregating overnight at Cubberley, many of them dwelling in their vehicles.