OAKLAND -- A burglary suspect who severely cut himself breaking into an East Oakland house Monday night was arrested after police followed his blood trail to his hiding spot a few blocks away, authorities said Tuesday.

The break-in happened about 10 p.m. at a two-story house in the 2500 block of 12th Avenue.

Police said it appears the suspect, a 31-year-old man whose name was not released, was able to climb to a second-floor window at the house, possibly from an adjoining roof, and broke out the glass.

The suspect badly cut both arms and hands jumping through the broken window, police said.

The noise awakened the occupants who confronted the man who fled out the front door, bleeding profusely and leaving a trail of blood behind, police said. Nothing was taken from the house and no one else was injured.

Responding officers followed the blood trail to an apartment complex in the 1000 block of East 24th Street about two blocks away where the man had taken refuge in a unit.

Police set up a perimeter and the suspect was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries after he came out of the apartment about 11:13 p.m., police said.

He was being held on suspicion of burglary.