Maintenance man accused of breaking into Lower Valley apartment; Attacking, stabbing two women Saturday

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – El Paso Police announced Monday the arrest of a man, after he allegedly entered an apartment and violently attacked two women Saturday.

EPPD officials say that on Saturday, October 2, 48-year-old Victor Ruben Tejada, a maintenance worker at the apartment complex, made his way into one of the apartments without permission.

“Once inside, he went into the bedroom of a 25-year old female resident and began choking her. The victim was able to fight off Tejada and yelled for help,” EPPD officials shared. “A 19-year old female staying at the apartment ran to help the 25-year old and was also attacked by Tejada.”

According to police, both women were stabbed by Tejada, but managed to fight him off and escape the
apartment. The women began knocking on neighbors’ doors for help, and Tejada left the scene.

EPPD officials add that Tejada was captured late Sunday, as he was attempting to cross back into the
United States at the Ysleta Port of Entry.

Tejada was charged with two counts of Burglary of Habitation, with Intent to Commit Another Felony, a 1st Degree Felony. He was also issued a bond of $250,000 on each charge.

Due to the nature of this case this case, police say the names of the victims will not be released.

On Tuesday, officials with the apartment complex released the following statement:

The health, safety and comfort of our residents is our number one priority. All employees must pass a criminal background check and drug test prior to employment. Mr. Tejada was off duty at the time of the alleged crime. His employment has been terminated. Because there is a pending criminal investigation, we cannot comment further at this time.

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