Albuquerque Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing 11 people in seven different locations as he rode a bicycle around the city on Sunday afternoon, leaving two victims critically injured. Both victims are still in the hospital.
The suspect was identified as Tobias Gutierrez, a 42-year-old man with a criminal history that includes felony offenses that range from burglary to battery and possession of a controlled substance.
In 2014, Gutierrez failed to appear in court for driving on a revoked license, according to online records. He responded to the court with a handwritten note saying that he was in federal custody in another county and that he was making an effort to better himself while incarcerated.
His federal prison sentence stemmed from a case in which he entered a tribal casino north of Albuquerque while carrying a revolver and ammunition.
Police said Gutierrez got into an altercation with a casino security officer, dropped the revolver, got into a vehicle and led police on a chase until he crashed and was found hiding.
Records show he was released from federal custody in 2020.
Records also show that police were called to his mother’s home twice last September for domestic altercations, including one in which he was accused of stabbing her husband. No charges were filed.
A spokesperson for APD said that Gutierrez was booked into jail on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Booking documents said he was homeless.