Mesquite police said they arrested a man who stabbed two police officers at Eastfield College Monday.
According to the Mesquite Police Department, 22-Year-Old Miguel Sarinana was found in an unused classroom of the C building by an Eastfield College police officer during a routine check at 9:47 p.m. Police said they had issued Sarinana previous warnings about trying to sleep on campus property.
Sarinana attacked Eastfield College Police Officer Elias Raymundo and stabbed him several times after Ramundo tried to interview him, according to police.
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Eastfield College Police Sgt. Melissa Jacobs rushed to Raymundo's aid, but police said she was also stabbed several times by Sarinana, who fled toward a nearby neighborhood east of the campus.
"The first officer, after he was cut multiple times, chased the suspect across the parking lot and into the adjoining neighborhood," Mesquite Police Department spokesman Brian Parrish said. "He was literally holding his wounds while looking for the suspect."
A homeowner in the neighborhood called at 11:20 p.m. because his dog was barking at something suspicious in the alley, according to police. Officers went to the scene, found Sarinana hiding and arrested him.
Sarinana was placed under arrest and was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital for cuts to his hand, police said.
The two officers he stabbed are listed in stable condition at Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, police said. Both should be released today.