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Man Suspected Of Nearly Killing 4-Year-Old Daughter, Girlfriend With Brick

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A man was arrested yesterday afternoon after nearly killing his 4-year-old daughter and girlfriend with a brick. Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of assault with a deadly weapon call in Lancaster around 3:20 pm yesterday. They discovered a 4-year-old girl and her 23-year-old mom with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to City News Service. Both were rushed to a hospital, but their condition was not available this morning. The deadly weapon turned out to be a brick.

A witness told police that Omar Martin, 29, hit the woman and child with a brick before fleeing the scene in a car with his 6-year-old son. Martin drove to his home. Then deputies spotted him entering his home, and they surrounded the house. Martin came to the front door, giving deputies a chance to rescue his son. They arrested Martin after a brief struggle.

Martin was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault on a peace officer and child abuse. He is being held on $1 million bail.