A man was taken to Highland Hospital with a serious head wound after a possible attack in the Southside neighborhood near UC Berkeley on Thursday morning, authorities report.
On Thursday at 9:25 a.m., Berkeley police responded to the 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue, at Haste Street, and found the 27-year-old man outside the Mezzo Berkeley restaurant.
The man declined treatment and did not wish to speak to the police.
But he had sustained serious visible head trauma, so officers monitored him until the Berkeley Fire Department arrived, said Officer Byron White, BPD spokesman, in response to a Berkeley Scanner inquiry.
In the meantime, the man, who appeared to be homeless, walked away from police around the corner to the courtyard of Rochdale Apartments, at 2424 Haste St.
As he walked, the man's wound left an extensive amount of blood on the sidewalk and cars in the area.
Police closed the street for a period of time while the fire department prepared the man for transport.
He was taken to Highland Hospital, the regional trauma center in Oakland, for treatment.
The man did not provide details about what happened but police are continuing to investigate.
"It looks like he may have been attacked, but it's not clear," White said.
People told police they had seen the man at Telegraph and Haste shortly before and after the attack. But they said they did not see what may have led to the man's condition.
This story will be updated if additional information becomes available.