SAN MATEO (CBS SF/BCN) — A 34-year-old San Mateo man has been arrested for suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly used a knife, a hammer and his vehicle in an attack at a gas station, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office.
Deputies responded to a 5:51 p.m. Sunday report of an assault at 906 Holly Street in San Carlos and arrested Armando Mendoza, who was identified by a witness at the scene.READ MORE: 2 Arrested Following DUI Crash Involving Stolen Vehicle In Novato
Deputies said they learned that Mendoza and the target of his attack, a 40-year-old man known to him, had been involved in a heated discussion near their parked vehicles. Mendoza allegedly brandished a knife, threatened to kill the other man and attempted to stab him.READ MORE: East Bay Landscaper Charged in Stump-Grinder Death of Employee
The man eluded Mendoza, who then attempted to strike him with a hammer, again unsuccessfully according to deputies.
Mendoza then drove his vehicle directly at the man, who was able to avoid being hit. The intended victim was uninjured during the attack.MORE NEWS: Protest Over Recent Horse Deaths Shuts Down Golden Gate Fields Vaccination Site
The sheriff’s department urges anyone who has information regarding this incident to call the Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700.