Brendan Weber

Officials Identify Man Who Stabbed Teen Outside Millbrae Library

Officials on Monday identified the man who stabbed a teenager outside the Millbrae Public Library last Friday.

Nelson Tolentino, 44, of South San Francisco was arrested and is being charged with willful injury to a child and attempted murder for his role in the attack, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.

Tolentino approached a 13-year-old standing outside the library, brandished a four-inch folding knife and began attacking the teen, according to sheriff's officials.

The teen managed to escape Tolentino's grasp and run inside the library for shelter, according to the sheriff's department. He suffered injuries to both of his arms, but he is expected to recover.

Sheriff's deputies arrived seconds after the attack and eventually took Tolentino into custody after he initially resisted, officials said. He was booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

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