Builder held in deadly Los Angeles hammer attack

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Crime,California,Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a 21-year-old construction worker on suspicion of using a hammer to bludgeon a co-worker to death at a building site.

City News Service reports Christian Valdez was taken into custody Thursday at his home, a couple of blocks from the crime scene in the Silver Lake area.

Investigators say Valdez beat 20-year-old Luis Sanchez in the face with a hammer before fleeing.

Sanchez was taken to a hospital, where he died an hour later.

It was unclear what sparked the attack.

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