Man stabs his former girlfriend's new boyfriend before kidnapping his child

Giovany Santiago-Enriquez and his son 
By: Mahesh Sarin 

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing the boyfriend of his former girlfriend, prosecutors in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that the man suspected of stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend and kidnapping his one-year-old son, triggering a statewide Amber Alert, is due in court on Thursday for arraignment on attempted murder, kidnapping
and additional charges.

Giovany Santiago-Enriquez, 38, is scheduled to be arraigned in Department 30 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $1.3 million.

Santiago-Enriquez is suspected of assaulting his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her new boyfriend in the early morning hours on Monday.

The attack occurred at her San Pedro home in the 500 block of W. 15th Street. He then allegedly fled with his young son. He was arrested after he tried to enter the country from Mexico.

He is charged with one count of attempted willful, deliberate and premeditated murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of kidnapping, one count of residential burglary and one count of child custody deprivation.

The complaint alleges use of a deadly weapon, a knife, and that he has a prior conviction. If convicted, Santiago-Enriquez faces up to life in state prison.