A Redwood City man was arrested today in connection with an attack on Friday that injured a 17-year-old girl and a 74-year-old neighbor who tried to come to her rescue, according to Redwood City police.
The girl was outside a home in the 300 block of East Oakwood Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. when a male suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Kelson Aweau of Redwood City, allegedly began beating her.
A 74-year-old neighbor who heard the victim screaming came outside to help her and was also beaten, according to police.
Police were called to the scene by neighbors who heard the girl screaming, but the suspect fled before they arrived.
Both the neighbor and the girl were taken to the hospital for treatment and are currently in stable condition.
Aweau, who lives with the girl and her family, was identified as a suspect and arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted homicide at 8:20 a.m. today.
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