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Ventura man arrested for attacking man with axe

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VENTURA, Calif. - A man was arrested for assault by Ventura police on Wednesday following an altercation with an acquaintance.

Officers said that the man got into an argument with the victim in the area of Montgomery Road and Telephone Road around 3:34 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The man then allegedly took out a camping type axe and attacked the victim, cutting both of his legs.

Police said the suspect fled the area while the victim stayed in the area where he was located by a Ventura Patrol Officer who was driving by. Police tended to the man's wounds until Fire personnel and an AMR ambulance arrived. The victim was then transported to the hospital where they deemed his injuries non-life threatening.

While investigating the incident, Ventura police were able to identify the suspect as a Ventura man. Officers served a search warrant at the man's residence where he was quickly arrested.

Detectives said they searched the man's home and located the axe used in the assault along with additional evidence.

The suspect was consequently booked in the Ventura County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon.

Ventura County

Jessica Brest

Jessica Brest is a digital journalist and assignment editor at KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.

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