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Police Arrest San Jose Man For Attempted Murder After Machete Attack

SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) -- The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested a San Jose man suspected of attacking another man with a machete this week, according to detectives.

The Sunnyvale DPS received calls on Monday, minutes before 1 p.m. , of the attack on the 500 block of Mercury Drive in Sunnyvale. Responding officers arrived to find a man lying on the ground in the parking lot bleeding profusely. Responders immediately provided life-saving care and worked to control the bleeding.

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Ryan Jean-Simon (Sunnyvale DPS)

Officers then drove the victim to a nearby hospital to be treated for his wounds, which included several large lacerations and a fracture. As of press time, there was no update on his condition.

An investigation revealed the suspect to be 22-year-old San Jose resident Ryan Jean-Simon. Officers said they're investigating the incident as workplace violence, as Jean-Simon was a former employee of the business where the attack occurred.

As of Wednesday, Jean-Simon remained in Santa Clara County Jail, where he awaits trial for attempted murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case was asked to contact Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Ben Holt at (408) 730-7143 or

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