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Man attacks multiple people with hammer

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(Source: City of Henderson) (Source: City of Henderson)
BOULDER CITY, NV (FOX5) -

Henderson Police officers have arrested a 31-year-old man after they said he attacked 10 people with a hammer in the span of an hour in Boulder City and Henderson on Friday night.

Keith Paul with the city of Henderson said Damien D. Robins of Las Vegas is being held in the Henderson Detention Center and faces six counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Paul said the incident started in Boulder City around 8 p.m. Friday when Robins is accused of attacking a woman in a car with a one-handed sledgehammer in a convenience store parking lot. He then attacked two elderly people in the parking lot of a Boulder City auto parts store, according to Paul.

Next, police said Robins ran a driver off the road on U.S. 93 and hit the male driver several times with the hammer. Authorities said after that attack, Robins drove off and ran another driver off the roadway and attacked that driver with the hammer.

Police said Robins then drove into Henderson and cut off a driver at Greenway Road and Horizon Drive. Paul says Robins attacked the driver with the hammer before he got back in his car and drove up Greenway Road to Heather Drive.

At Heather Drive, police said he is accused of cutting in front of an oncoming vehicle. When the driver stopped, police said he attacked the female driver before he got back in his car and drove to Foothill High School and hit a man with the hammer there. He fled as officers arrived.

Next, police said Robins drove to a Taco Bell restaurant on Horizon Drive and blocked a vehicle in the drive-thru lane and attacked that vehicle and driver.

He sped off and pulled into a nearby neighborhood, cut off another vehicle and got out, smashed the car with the hammer. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.

Around 9 p.m. Friday, Police said officers were in pursuit of Robins. When a K-9 officer confronted Robins on Arrowhead Canyon Drive, he surrendered.

Boulder City and Henderson detectives are still investigating the rash of violence. According to Paul, at this time there does not appear to be any reason for the attacks and no connection between Robins and the victims. Paul said none of the victims appeared to have life-threatening injuries.

Robins' family said he disappeared from his Las Vegas home a few days ago and never returned. Detectives are also trying to determine why he was in Boulder City.

Boulder City Police is the lead agency in the investigation with Henderson Police assisting. None of the victims had a connection to the suspect and none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

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