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A 22-year-old man was taken into custody Thursday after allegedly assaulting his brother with a hammer during a fight and then holing up in a Glendale home, prompting a SWAT response.

The fight was reported about 2:30 p.m. at a home in the 1800 block of Marion Drive, according to Glendale police.

The injured brother, whose age was not immediately available, sustained minor lacerations to his face, “the result of being hit with a hammer,” and was taken to a hospital for treatment, said Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. He was expected to be released later today, Lorenz said.

The hammer was recovered, along with a knife with which the suspect allegedly armed himself, Lorenz said.

A SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene, police said.

Tactical and K-9 units apprehended the suspect in an upstairs bedroom shortly after 6 p.m., Lorenz said.

The suspect’s name was not immediately released. He would be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Lorenz said.

Police have had other encounters with the brothers, having been called to the house to break up previous fights, according to Lorenz

City News Service

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