Police surround home after man attacks victim with pipe

Police said they briefly shut down part of a Central Long Beach neighborhood Wednesday morning after a man used a pipe to attack someone and then hid inside a home.

Police said the attacker was arguing with his victim, a man in his 50s, before the altercation turned physical around 7:30 a.m.

When police were called, they headed to the scene on Dayman Street near Pasadena Avenue where they found the victim with a minor injury to his upper torso, authorities said.

By the time officers arrived, the attacker was already inside a nearby residence, so police surrounded the home and called in K-9 officers and a helicopter.

When they ordered the attacker to come outside, “The suspect cooperated with officers and was immediately taken into custody,” LBPD officer Emily Garcia said.

Police said they’re still investigating, but the victim and attacker know each other.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.