Two arrested on suspicion of beating man with metal pipe near Redwood City

SAN MATEO COUNTY (BCN) — Two men who allegedly beat a man with a metal pipe were arrested in unincorporated Redwood City on Wednesday afternoon, San Mateo County sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies arrested transient Luis Alvarez-Tovilla, 26, and Redwood City resident Edwin Soto, 20, after a victim called sheriff’s officials at about 12:45 p.m. to say he saw the alleged suspects who had hit him with a metal pipe on Monday, according to sheriff’s officials.

The victim also told sheriff’s officials that Alvarez-Tovilla and Soto made criminal threats against him Monday, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies found and arrested the two men at 1:15 p.m. in the parking lot of Chavez Supermarket at 3282 Middlefield Road, sheriff’s officials said.

The victim also said during the call that Alvarez-Tovilla and Soto had threatened him Wednesday, sheriff’s officials said.

Monday’s assault took place at about 5:10 p.m. during an argument between the alleged suspects and the victim, sheriff’s officials said. The victim went to a hospital for treatment after the assault, according to sheriff’s officials.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to get in touch with Sheriff’s Detective Lisandro Lopez at (650) 363-4055 or lxlopez@smcgov.org. Anyone who wants to remain anonymous can call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 547-2700.

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