An alarming event took place in Long Beach on a recent Saturday night, where a 28-year-old man from Claremont wielded a shovel, targeting people in the vicinity. As he strolled northbound on Atlantic Avenue, near First Street, he began swinging his shovel menacingly. His rampage eventually led to two women being attacked on their upper body. One of the victims was immediately taken to a medical facility for urgent care.
The suspect did not stop at these two victims. He went on to chase another woman and two men, although they managed to escape unharmed. Authorities later arrested the assailant for suspicion of assault, and the weapon in question, a shovel, was recovered from the scene. As of now, law enforcement has not identified any clear motive behind this seemingly unprovoked attack.