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Woman axed in the head in Emeryville

EMERYVILLE (KRON) - Police have arrested a man who reportedly hit a woman in the head with an axe Friday night. 

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the area of 40th and Hubbard Streets. 

According to police, the injured woman was taken a nearby gas station with the help of a passing motorist who came to her aid. 

Officers located the suspect, 33-year-old Christopher Jennings of Oakland, and arrested him for related charges. 

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Emeryville Police Department Investigations Unit at 510-596-3752. 

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