Monday night a man in his 30’s with mental issues stabbed his mother in the head for an unknown reason. When Coalinga Police Department responded to the 300 block of Walnut on a report of the stabbing. officers found the 51-year-old victim had barricaded herself in her bedroom after her son had stabbed her on top of the head with a kitchen knife and was keeping her from leaving the residence.
Police officers rescued the victim by having her exit through the bedroom window. After exiting the home, Coalinga Fire Department gave preliminary treatment to the victim’s wounds. She was later transported to Fresno Regional Medical Center for further treatment.
The suspect, 32-year-old Edgar Saldivar, barricaded himself in the bathroom and was refusing to comply with officers’ commands to surrender himself. After a short period of time, officers entered the bathroom and took him into custody without incident. He was booked into the Coalinga City Jail and later transported to the Fresno County Jail under the charges of False Imprisonment and Attempted Murder.
More details will be released as it is officially available.