San Jose Man Arrested In Road Rage Hammer Attack

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William Mosson, San Jose road rage hammer attack suspect

William Mosson (Santa Clara County jail)

SAN JOSE (AP) — A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attacking another driver in San Jose with a hammer in what police are describing as a road rage incident.

William Mosson of San Jose was taken into custody on Wednesday and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

The chain of events leading to the road rage attack began when Mosson allegedly cut off the victim, San Jose Police Officer Jose Garcia said. The victim, who was identified only as a male adult, made some kind of motion that provoked Mosson to challenge him to pull over.

When the victim refused, Mosson followed him until they both stopped at an intersection at Santa Teresa Boulevard and Chesbro Avenue, said Garcia.

Mosson then got out of his car with a hammer and hit the victim several times in the head and on his body, according to Garcia.

The victim was treated for his injuries at a hospital and was expected to live.

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