A father suspected of stabbing another man during a child custody exchange outside Richmond Police Department headquarters last weekend has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said Thursday.
Authorities identified the suspect as 26-year-old San Francisco resident Gray Lonewalker Curtiss. He is accused of attacking the man after an argument sparked between Curtiss and his 6-year-old daughter’s mother, authorities said. The stabbing happened around 6:10 pm Sunday outside the department in the 1700 block of Regatta Boulevard.
The stabbing victim, a 28-year-old Richmond resident, survived.
The Contra Costa County Attorney’s Office also charged Curtiss with aggravated mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.
The girl and her mother were safely in a car when the stabbing happened and were not injured, police said. The mother tried to defend the man, who police said was attacked after exiting the car to intervene in the argument.
Police department personnel heard the attack, and officers separated the two men and treated the victim. Police said he recovered a knife at the scene. Fire personnel and paramedics treated the victim at the scene, and an ambulance rushed him to a trauma center.