By Kristin J. Bender

PLEASANTON -- A fast-food restaurant employee was stabbed multiple times early Sunday morning, and police later Sunday arrested a woman at a Dublin home on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the case, police said.

The victim, an employee at the Jack in the Box at 4295 Valley Ave. in Pleasanton, was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, where he was treated for his wounds and released. His name, age and city of residence were not released.

Police arrested Jazmine Vasquez, 31, about 5 p.m. Sunday at a family member's home in Dublin. It was not immediately known if the suspect and the victim know each other, or what the motive was in the stabbing.

Jazmine Vasquez
Jazmine Vasquez (Pleasanton Police)

Police said that about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, employees activated a panic alarm at the eatery after they discovered the injured employee who had been stabbed about 30 minutes earlier.

Pleasanton police detectives watched surveillance video showing Vasquez retrieving an object from her purse and moments later stabbing the victim multiple times in the back and neck area. She then left the restaurant, and was last seen by employees walking east on Valley Avenue.

Multiple witnesses helped lead detectives to Vasquez, according to police. Anyone with additional information about the case should call Pleasanton police at 925-931-5100.


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