Transient accused of stabbing woman on busy street

A 53-year-old male transient from Santa Monica was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a woman on a busy street in Glendale, police said.

Michael Caudill is being held in lieu of $1-million bail, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

The woman, who hasn't been identified by police, suffered a non-life-threatening stab wound to her upper torso and was taken to a hospital for treatment, he said.

Police received numerous 911 calls from witnesses about the stabbing just before 10:30 a.m. at San Fernando Road and Pacific Avenue.

Officers arrived in the area and found the injured woman. Caudill had reportedly stabbed her while she was waiting to cross the street with her 17-year-old daughter, Lorenz said.

Witnesses were immediately able to provide a description of her alleged attacker, which prompted police to begin a search, according to Times Community News.

Police found Caudill, who matched the descriptions, in the 4400 block of San Fernando Road. He was reportedly hauling his belongings in luggage.

The investigation into the incident continues, Lorenz said.

Rocha writes for Times Community News.