UPDATE: Suspect in Random Attack at Chick-Fil-A Arrested

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A patron dining on the patio of the Emeryville Chick-fil-A on 40th Street was the victim of an apparently random attack on Monday afternoon.

At around 2:35 p.m., Emeryville Police Officers responded to the restaurant for a report of a stabbing. Subjects reported that the Oakland PD was already on scene and the victim had already left without needing treatment.

Surveillance video showed the suspect walking by the victim and cutting the right side of his neck with an unidentified object, causing a minor injury.

The suspect was described as a white female about six feet tall, slick back/brown hair, gray hoodie and sweats. She was last seen walking westbound on 40th Street.

The incident was unprovoked and there was apparently no relationship between the suspect and the victim.

May 27 Update: The Emeryville Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect in this random assault.

35-year-old Anastasia Magganas was detained in Oakland on Monday, May 27 at 7:45 a.m. without incident.

Magganas was charged with assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm. She was booked into Santa Rita Jail without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on May 30.

Magganas’ occupation or city of residence is not listed in the report.

Witnesses of the incident should call the EPD’s criminal investigation section at (510) 596-3700 (Reference report number 2405-0222).

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

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