SUNNYVALE (CBS SF) — The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested a San Jose man suspected of attacking another man with a machete this week, according to detectives.

The Sunnyvale DPS received calls on Monday, minutes before 1 p.m. , of the attack on the 500 block of Mercury Drive in Sunnyvale. Responding officers arrived to find a man lying on the ground in the parking lot bleeding profusely. Responders immediately provided life-saving care and worked to control the bleeding.

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Ryan Jean-Simon (Sunnyvale DPS)

Officers then drove the victim to a nearby hospital to be treated for his wounds, which included several large lacerations and a fracture. As of press time, there was no update on his condition.

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An investigation revealed the suspect to be 22-year-old San Jose resident Ryan Jean-Simon. Officers said they’re investigating the incident as workplace violence, as Jean-Simon was a former employee of the business where the attack occurred.

As of Wednesday, Jean-Simon remained in Santa Clara County Jail, where he awaits trial for attempted murder.

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Anyone with information regarding this case was asked to contact Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety Detective Ben Holt at (408) 730-7143 or