Man accused of pipe attack in Hacienda Heights

HACIENDA HEIGHTS — A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly attacking another man with a metal pipe and a cinder block.
Sheriff’s officials said the victim and the suspect are both transients.
At 6:15 p.m., a caller reported people hitting each other with baseball bats behind a fast food restaurant on Gale Avenue and Hacienda Boulevard in Hacienda Heights.
Deputies found out a different tale.
Lt. Ray Enriquez said two transients argued behind another restaurant in the 1100 block of South Hacienda Boulevard at 6 p.m. One of the men is 20 while the other is about 40.
The older transient told the younger man, who was drunk, to leave, according to Enriquez.
The 20-year-old then hit him with a pipe and cinder block.
Enriquez said the victim sustained lacerations to his head and arm. He was taken to Citrus Valley Medical Center – Queen of the Valley Campus.
Michael Zubia, 20, was arrested and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Booking records show he is being held at the sheriff’s Industry station on a $30,000 bail.
Zubia is scheduled for a Wednesday arraignment at El Monte Superior Court.

– Ruby Gonzales

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