Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in attack at San Carlos gas station

The incident happened Sunday at the 76 station at Holly Street and Industrial Road in San Carlos. Google photo.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested for suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly used a knife, a hammer and his vehicle in an attack at a San Carlos gas station, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office.

Deputies arrested Armando Mendoza of San Mateo, who was identified by a witness following the attack Sunday at the 76 Station at 906 Holly St.

Deputies said they learned that Mendoza and the target of his attack, a 40-year-old man, had been involved in a heated discussion near their parked vehicles.

The two men knew each other, deputies said.

Mendoza allegedly brandished a knife, threatened to kill the other man and attempted to stab him.

The man eluded Mendoza, who then attempted to strike him with a hammer, again unsuccessfully according to deputies.

Mendoza then drove his vehicle directly at the man, who was able to avoid being hit. The intended victim was uninjured during the attack.

The sheriff’s department urges anyone who has information regarding this incident to call the Anonymous Tip Line at 1-800-547-2700. — Bay City News