REDWOOD CITY (BCN) — A 25-year-old Redwood City man was charged with attempted murder for attacking and injuring his mother with a hammer Sunday, Redwood City police said Wednesday.
Officers arrived about 5 p.m. to the assault report in the 100 block of Broadway, where suspect Benjamin Chouanard was experiencing a mental health breakdown, and had struck his mother in the head with a hammer.READ MORE: Massive Ash Cloud Turns Tonga Into Moonscape; Anxiety Mounts Among Bay Area Tongans
Chounard was in front of the home still holding the hammer and officers “had the needed time to deescalate a tense situation and convinced Chouanard to surrender peacefully without further violence,” police said in a statement.
The victim suffered a fractured skull and was taken to Stanford Hospital.READ MORE: Marin County Hosting Public Meeting on Larkspur Homeless Housing Project
Chouanard was booked into the San Mateo County Jail.
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