Cops Arrest "Extremely Dangerous" Suspect Wanted in Stabbing

Officers believe Odie James Miller was involved in a random, violent attack in a park area near UTC Mall

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    New details are emerging about Odie Miller, a 20-year-old man accused of attacking and stabbing a random stranger at a park near University Town Center. NBC 7’s Sherene Tagharobi reports on Aug. 7, 2014. (Published Thursday, Aug 7, 2014)

    There has been a break in the search for the suspect in a violent stabbing in a park area near University Town Center, a man believed to be "extremely dangerous."

    Odie James Miller was taken into custody just before 11 a.m. at Broadway and Park Boulevard, just two blocks from the San Diego Police Headquarters downtown. 

    Miller is believed to be connected to a random stabbing that took place in a park near the UTC mall.

    A 44-year-old man was stabbed multiple times in a park near Renaissance Avenue and Montrose Avenue at noon Wednesday. The man suffered stab wounds to his head, neck, torso, arms and hands.

    Investigators were told Miller was dropped off at the home on Rolando Boulevard north of University Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday.

    Helicopters were hovering overhead as officers in heavy gear waited outside the home. The SWAT team was called to the Rolando location around 3 a.m. Thursday.

    An NBC 7 news crew was quickly on the scene. A flash bang was heard followed by officers demanding the occupants come out with their hands in the air.

    When officers got inside the home, they found it vacant.

    San Diego Police Capt. David Nisleit warned residents not to approach Miller who is considered to be armed and extremely dangerous.

    "It seems to be a random attack," Nisleit said. "Unknown of the relationship. There does not appear to be a relationship between the suspect and the victim at this time." 

    Nisleit did not have an update on the stabbing victim's condition.

    Miller was later booked into San Diego Central Jail on charges of attempted murder, carrying a concealed dagger and probation violation. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, Aug. 11.