Vicious hammer attack caught on security camera

SAN DIEGO – A 29-year-old man was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of attacking an employee at a North Park auto repair shop with a hammer, leaving the man in critical but stable condition.

Louis Richard Cedarholm was arrested in the 3800 block of Mississippi Street, near Jack’s Muffler Service where the attack took place Sunday night, according to San Diego police. He was subsequently booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges, according to jail records.

The victim, Henry Rader, was allegedly hit with a hammer 13 times in an apparently unprovoked attack, for which a motive has yet been determined. He suffered numerous non-life-threatening injuries, including bleeding on the brain, skull and facial fractures, multiple lacerations, missing teeth and may lose an eye, according to police.

The violent attack was captured on one of the auto shop's security cameras. Read more at: