Woman stabbed to death in Hayward homicide

Hayward police on Thursday said a suspect is in custody in the fatal stabbing of a woman Wednesday afternoon. 

Police said it was not a random incident and that the woman and the suspect were known to each other. 

Officers responded to the area of B and Watkins streets at around 1:55 p.m. on Wednesday to the report of a woman covered in blood. 

The fire department said the victim was apparently attacked in a parking structure near Hayward City Hall.

Emergency personnel declared the adult victim with stab wounds deceased at the scene. 

"We do not have the addresses of the involved persons and are unsure of their connection to Hayward," police said. The suspect in custody is pending review by the Alameda County District Attorney's Office for charging. Police said they do not believe there are any outstanding suspects or any other people involved in this incident. 

There were no further details available. Police said the victim's name is being withheld pending formal identification from the coroner. 

Police ask anyone with information to contact detectives at 510-293-7176.