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Menlo Park Police Department
Thursday August 2nd, 2018 :: 05:14 p.m. PDT


Stabbing suspect located and arrested - Case #18-1702

On August 2, 2018, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Menlo Park Police Investigations Unit arrested a suspect from an assault with a deadly weapon/stabbing incident that took place on July 3, 2018. Hector Landa-Gomes, a 21 year old East Palo Alto resident, was located on the 300 block of East O’Keefe St. in East Palo Alto.

Landa-Gomes was wanted for an assault with a deadly weapon that occurred on July 3 in the parking lot of 732 Willow Road in Menlo Park at around 5:30 pm. Landa-Gomes walked up to the victim who was seated inside a vehicle and stabbed him twice in the midsection with a sharp instrument. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and was later released.

Landa-Gomes was booked into the San Mateo County jail where he was charged with 245(a)(1) PC-Assault with a deadly weapon w/ great bodily injury.

The Menlo Park Police Department is asking anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact Detective Sergeant Ed Soares or the Anonymous Tip Hotline at (650) 330-6395.

Menlo Park Police Department
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-330-6300

Detective Sergeant Ed Soares
Investigations Unit

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