CHINO (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old student was critically injured in a hammer attack across the street from his Southern California high school.
City of Chino spokeswoman Michelle Van Der Linden says a man hit the student in the head Thursday afternoon across from Chino High School. The boy was flown to a hospital where he’s in critical condition.READ MORE: Help Needed To Identify Hit-And-Run Victim Being Treated At Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
The suspect ran after the attack, and the high school and a nearby elementary school were locked down until he was caught soon after.
Van Der Linden says 48-year-old Gregory Richmond was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder.READ MORE: Southern California Airports To Get Millions From Biden Administration Infrastructure Law
It wasn’t clear whether the man and boy knew each other, or what motivated the attack.
Police didn’t know if Richmond had hired an attorney and no home phone listings could be found.MORE NEWS: CSU System Likely To Drop SAT, ACT For Admission
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