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* Lawrence Buffington Arrested for Allegedly Hitting His Stepbrother in the Head with Hammer in Redwood City

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A 46-year-old Redwood City man was arrested over the weekend for hitting his stepbrother in the head with a hammer, according to police. Officers went to Sequoia Hospital at about 6:45 a.m. on Sunday after receiving a report that a man was being treated for head injuries stemming from an assault, according to Redwood City police.

The victim, a 48-year-old Redwood City resident, said he was struck in the head with a hammer by his stepbrother, who was identified as Lawrence Buffington. The victim was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital. Detectives found Buffington in the 2600 block of Middlefield Road at about 10 a.m., police said.

During an interview, the suspect allegedly admitted to assaulting his stepbrother during an argument. Buffington was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violating parole, police said.

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