A stabbing inside a Bakersfield Starbucks on Sunday left a man and woman in critical but stable condition, police said.
The suspect, Robert Daniel Rivas, 31, previously dated the woman, according to police. The man who was stabbed is a good Samaritan who tried to intervene.
A machete was reportedly used in the attack, police said.
Officers received a 911 call at 11:43 a.m. reporting a possible stabbing at an apartment complex in the 5100 block of Marsha Street. As police arrived, another 911 call came in reporting a stabbing inside a Starbucks at 5101 Stockdale Highway.
Police found the two victims inside the Starbucks and they were taken to a local hospital.
Several California Highway Patrol officers in the area were directed by witnesses to the fleeing suspect and took the Rivas into custody on Marsha Street, police said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the good Samaritan, identified as Blaine Hodge. To donate, go to https://www.gofundme.com/63hm6qo.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.