Fired Employee Returns to Sunnyvale Workplace With Machete, Attacks Man: Police

Sunnyvale DPS

A San Jose man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder Tuesday, a day after he attacked a man with a machete at his former workplace in Sunnyvale, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

Ryan Jean-Simon, 22, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on the attempted murder charge in what police said was a workplace violence incident. Jean-Simon was fired from the unidentified business in January.

On Monday, at about 12:55 p.m., Sunnyvale officers responded to the business in the 500 block of Mercury Drive on a report of a man who had been attacked with a machete, police said. Officers found the victim lying in the parking lot and immediately began life-saving measures to control bleeding.

The victim suffered several large lacerations and a fracture and was transported to an area hospital for further treatment, police said.

Investigators identified the suspect as Jean-Simon, a former employee of the business. They arrested Jean-Simon without incident Tuesday, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the case should contact Sunnyvale DPS Detective Ben Holt at 408-730-7143 or

Contact Us