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BERKELEY -- A 26-year-old man was arrested following a stabbing reported late on New Year's Day in Berkeley's People's Park, according to University of California at Berkeley police.

The stabbing was reported at 11:03 p.m. Monday at the university-owned park at 2556 Haste St.

The victim and suspect, who are both unaffiliated with UC Berkeley, had gotten into an altercation at the park and began punching each other, campus police said.

The suspect then pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the head at least twice. The victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that are considered not life-threatening, police said.

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A man matching the description of the suspect was later detained by Berkeley city police near Parker Street and Telegraph Avenue and arrested.

He has been identified as Sterling Steinmetz, according to police.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call UC police at (510) 642-0472 during business hours or (510) 642-6760 after-hours.

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