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Elderly Ventura County Man Seriously Injured After Being Attacked With Hammer

Detectives are trying to figure out what led to a brutal attack on an elderly Ventura County man with a hammer which left his seriously injured.

Santa Paula Police say the attack occurred just before 11 a.m. Saturday on the 100 block of Wakeford Street. A 70 year old man was unloading the trunk of his car when he was attacked from behind. Officers arrested a man identified as a transient a few blocks from the scene.

Luis Montalvo was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Investigators say they also recovered a hammer they believe was used in the attack.