News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Cleaver Assault Suspect Arrested
Contact : Agent Dan Ryan, Palo Alto Police Department    408-406-1330
Palo Alto, CA  -  Police arrested 62 year-old Chun Ren CHEN at his home in Fremont this morning just after 8:00 a.m. CHEN is alleged to have attacked a co-worker with a kitchen cleaver last night in a restaurant in the 100 block of California Ave. 

Fremont Police assisted Palo Alto detectives, once CHEN was identified, and his home was monitored from early this morning. Contact was made with CHEN, and he was arrested without incident. He will be booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail today and charged with attempted murder.

The victim, a 46 year-old co-worker, underwent surgery last night at Stanford University Medical Center, and he was listed in stable condition this morning. 

The cause of the fracas is still unknown, and police are still seeking some outstanding witnesses for interviews. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call our anonymous tip line at 650-329-2190.