Berkeley Police Lift Shelter-in-Place after Double Stabbing, Suspect Byron Decles Still at Large

Berkeley Police Lift Shelter-in-Place after Double Stabbing, Suspect Byron Decles Still at LargeSource: Berkeley Police Department
Eileen Vargas
Published on December 09, 2023

The Berkeley Police Department has called off the shelter-in-place that gripped a Northern California neighborhood following a double stabbing incident. The attack occurred yesterday evening near the intersection of El Camino Real and Oakridge Steps, as reported by the local police.

Authorities rushed to the scene around 6:30 p.m. after receiving reports of two individuals being stabbed. The perpetrator of the heinous act is still at large, and caution is advised. The suspect, Byron Decles, is a 23-year-old male described as being between 5'8" and 5'9" with blonde hair. Community members are warned not to approach Decles, as he may be armed with a cutting instrument. Instead, witnesses are urged to find a safe location and contact 911 immediately if he is spotted.

The Berkeley Police Department has described the suspect's clothing during the last sighting. Decles wore a brown or red hoodie, black pants, a black hat, and a large black backpack.

In their ongoing investigation, the police are canvassing the area and asking anyone with information about the suspect's whereabouts or the stabbing to come forward.