Man charged with attempted murder in Starbucks stabbing


Police say the suspect and victim don't appear to know each other

Police say 40-year-old Gabriel Pemble stabbed a man at a Eugene Starbucks (Lane County Sheriff’s Office)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A Eugene man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a man sitting outside a Eugene coffee shop Sunday.

The Register-Guard reports 40-year-old Gabriel Pemble was charged Monday.

Eugene police say Pemble was drinking coffee inside Starbucks when he got up, went outside and stabbed a man sitting at a table outside the cafe at about 7 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the victim was hospitalized. His condition wasn’t known Tuesday.

Police say the men do not appear to know each other.

Police say one of the bystanders who detained Pemble was taken to hospital for injuries he suffered while trying to subdue Pemble.

It wasn’t known if Pemble had a lawyer.

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