Police arrested a man after he reportedly attacked an elderly woman with a saw inside a Long Beach home Monday afternoon, according to authorities.
It’s not clear yet what led up to the attack, but it left the woman with a cut to her upper body that didn’t appear to be life-threatening and landed the 24-year-old man in custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.
Police said they got involved shortly before 2 p.m. Monday when they were called to a home in the Island Village gated community, which is off Second Street on the easternmost edge of Long Beach.
After speaking to the woman, police surrounded the home where she was reportedly attacked, Long Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.
Officers were able to get the suspect to come outside and arrest him without any problems, according to De Prez. Officers also found a hand saw that they booked into evidence, she said.
Police identified the man as Arthur Andrew, a 24-year-old Long Beach resident. He was booked into jail with a $50,000 bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and making a criminal threat.
Police said Andrew and his victim know each other, but they did not disclose their exact relationship.
Medics took the woman to a local hospital in stable condition, police said.
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