A University of California at Berkeley student was attacked by a
suspect with a knife early Wednesday morning at University Village in Albany
after he refused a request for a cigarette, according to campus police.
The victim, a 27-year-old male, was standing near Ohlone Avenue
and Jackson Street around 2:47 a.m. when he was approached by the male
suspect and asked for a cigarette, according to police.
When the victim said no, the suspect pulled a knife out of his
waistband and began to struggle with the victim, police said.
The victim held on to the suspect's arm, but was punched several
times during the struggle before the suspect fled south on Jackson, police
The victim was treated at a local hospital for his injuries.
University police could not locate the suspect in a search of the
area. He is described as a white male in his 40s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet
in height with a thin build, a scraggly beard and several missing upper