Alleged shovel attack on dad ends with son’s arrest

Deputy sheriffs Jonathan WIlson and Alysia Matherly converse at the scene of an assault with a deadly weapon involving a shovel on Laroda Lane near Heller Circle in Saugus. Austin Dave/The Signal
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A Saugus man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Friday after he allegedly hit his father with a shovel.

The incident happened about noon on Laroda Lane in the area of Plum Canyon Road and Heller Circle.

Deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to the call.

“The adult son hit the dad with a shovel,” Lt. Leo Bauer said, noting the father was allegedly hit in the stomach.

“He declined (medical) treatment,” he said of the father.

The man’s adult son was taken into custody and taken to the local sheriff’s station on Magic Mountain Parkway.

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