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One detained for injuring co-worker at Palo Alto business

Original post made on Dec 11, 2019

Police have detained a person suspected of attacking and injuring his co-worker on Wednesday afternoon at a Palo Alto business, a police announcement states. Officers have recovered a knife from the scene.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3:11 PM

Comments (17)

Posted by Julie armitano
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 11, 2019 at 3:59 pm

That's don't good.

Posted by Gus L.
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm

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Posted by Not funny
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 11, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Not funny is a registered user.

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Posted by Gus. L
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 11, 2019 at 5:16 pm

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Thank you PAPD for dealing with this efficiently and effectively.

Thankfully this bad guy did not have a gun and neither did anybody else who could be called a "good guy" with a gun. A gun in this situation would have definitely lead to death of at least the victim, possibly others, and likely the bad guy too.

I wish a speedy recovery to the victim with non-life threatening injuries.

Posted by Rbk1000
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Dec 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm

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Posted by Shawn
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 11, 2019 at 6:23 pm

@not funny - I suggest you educate yourself a little on firearms before you spread fake news.

Posted by concerned
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm

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Posted by Sorry2hear
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

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In Switzerland everyone has a real military assault weapon at home. It’s their militia system. It’s a very safe country, with occasional violence when a crazy acts out and kills people. Culture and bad guys are the problem, as well as educating our citizens to that fact. Banning stuff is a nanny state knee jerk reaction.

If someone wants to kill a lot of people, there are unfortunately a lot of ways to do that. I’m glad the victim in this case, will recover.

Posted by Rbk
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 11, 2019 at 7:27 pm

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Posted by Funk Plunker
a resident of another community
on Dec 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm

This makes me sad.

Posted by Common sense
a resident of Mayfield
on Dec 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm

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Posted by Randomizer
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2019 at 9:56 pm

@Sorry2hear -- Web Link

You're oversimplifying the Swiss situation.

"Switzerland has a comprehensive gun-control regime that is governed by federal law and implemented by the cantons. This regime may be somewhat less restrictive than that of other European countries, yet since 2008 it has complied with European Union requirements. The Swiss Weapons Act requires an acquisition license for handguns and a carrying license for the carrying of any permitted firearm for defensive purposes. Exceptions exist for hunters. Automatic weapons are banned.

Swiss militiamen may keep their issued personal weapon in their home. A popular referendum to prohibit this practice was rejected in February 2011."

and, "The Weapons Act contains a comprehensive regime for the licensing of the acquisition and carrying of permitted weapons; the banning of certain weapons, including automatic firearms; and the production and trade in weapons, including the reporting obligations of dealers and a registration system that covers all privately owned guns, including those acquired by inheritance, but not including hunting rifles. The federal Weapons Act is implemented by the cantons and the cantons also keep registers of privately owned guns. The provisions on ammunition are in keeping with the principles of the Act, which aims to deter abuse while permitting lawful gunownership.[43]"

Posted by pinball
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Dec 11, 2019 at 10:46 pm

pinball is a registered user.

@Sorry2hear Of course, almost no one is allowed to carry a gun in Switzerland unless their job involves security. You can transport for hunting or target shooting. Anyhow, there are a lot of regulations around firearms there and it is a small, more orderly society. In general, more guns == more death by guns. Pretty simple. It's a lot harder to do a mass attack with a knife and your odds of survival are higher.

Posted by Rolling Eyes
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2019 at 11:20 pm

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Posted by Prop47
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 12, 2019 at 12:13 am

Is that just a misdemeanor in California if the medical bills are less than $950?

Posted by Mohammad
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 12, 2019 at 7:28 am

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