PLEASANTON -- A transient was arrested after he tried to stab two teenagers at a local apartment complex Tuesday, police said.

Pleasanton police received a call shortly after 3 p.m. that a knife-wielding suspect had tried to stab two 16-year-old boys at Las Ventanas Apartments, in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue.

The boys were able to protect themselves with their skateboards and fled the area. When police arrived, they were able to find the suspect, 32 year old Nathan Kavanagh, who was positively identified by the victims.

Kavanagh has been booked at Santa Rita Jail on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

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