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Redwood City man arrested in connection with attempted murder, attempted rape

The suspect struck the victim several times in the head with his hands, according to officials
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The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office on Saturday morning arrested a man in connection with attempted murder and attempted rape.

The 35-year-old Redwood City man was also arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, according to deputies.

On Saturday at 1:30 a.m., deputies responded to the 400 block of 4th Avenue in unincorporated San Mateo County in a neighborhood of North Fair Oaks on a report of a physical altercation.

Deputies located the suspect in the area, and a female victim with visible injuries to her neck was located inside a residence.

Both the suspect and the victim admitted they were in a relationship, and investigators learned the suspect attempted to rape the victim, according to the sheriff's office.

During the incident, the suspect struck the victim several times in the head with his hands, used a belt to hit her and then got on top of the victim and strangled her by placing his hands around her neck, deputies said.

Pulse Staff contributed to this report. 

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