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Man Arrested in Double Stabbing, Arson at Harmon Street Home

One stabbing victim remains hospitalized, while the other was released after medical treatment.

Berkeley police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder, arson, domestic violence and animal cruelty after he tried to flee the scene of a fire and double stabbing, the Oakland Tribune reported Wednesday afternoon.

Police say Victor Lamb, 50, with no fixed address, stabbed a woman, 71, who and a man, 20, at a home in the 1400 block of Harmon Street in South Berkeley Tuesday afternoon. The woman has reportedly rented the home for decades.

The female victim is hospitalized but her injuries are not life-threatening, while the male victim was treated and released after the incident, according to the Tribune.

Lamb barricaded himself inside the hosue when police arrived shortly after 4 p.m., waved a can of lighter fluid and then set the house on fire, according to the Oakland Tribune. 

He was arrested after a struggle with police officers, the report said.

You may read the complete Oakland Tribune article here.

jazz January 31, 2013 at 07:36 PM
i witnesses the whole thing,,i was a person watching.it was crazy
jazz January 31, 2013 at 07:37 PM
i seen whn the fire startd i was like wth is rng wit ths dude
Deborah A Washington February 01, 2013 at 06:16 AM
Shocked the mess out of me! had to access by way of a yard close. Saw when the fire started. She didnt deserve this! Police handled it with deft ability. Tear up when I look at the house.

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