Bakersfield Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing victim inside Starbucks, 5101 Stockdale Highway, at 11:43 a.m. Sunday, according to a press release. Officers found two victims — a man and woman — inside Starbucks. The victims were transported to an area hospital and are both listed in critical but stable condition.
Witnesses alerted officers to the fleeing suspect who police took into custody. During an investigation, officers learned that the woman and the suspect were previously in a dating relationship. The male victim was a Good Samaritan who tried to help the woman who was being assaulted, according to a police report.