×

California man arrested after attacking and injuring 2 women with a shovel

California man arrested after attacking and injuring 2 women with a shovel

Two women were injured in Long Beach on Saturday night after a man hit them with a shovel, police said.

The attacks occurred shortly before 9 p.m. when the suspect, a 28-year-old Claremont man, began swinging a shovel at bystanders while walking northbound on Atlantic Avenue near First Street, police said. According to a preliminary investigation, he chased multiple people with the shovel before striking two women on the upper body. One was transported to a hospital.

Another woman and two men were chased but were not injured, according to police.

The 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, and police said they found the shovel at the scene. No motive for the man’s behavior was known.

Related Articles

Crime and Public Safety |


Dozens of thieves ransack Nordstrom at California mall

Crime and Public Safety |


Hawaii churches offer prayers for the dead and the missing after devastating Maui wildfires

Crime and Public Safety |


Motorcyclist declared dead after fatal collision in Martinez on Sunday

Crime and Public Safety |


Death toll in Maui rises to 93 with 2,200 structures destroyed or damaged. Follow live updates

Crime and Public Safety |


Family says body of 17-year-old Saratoga teen found in Santa Cruz mountains