Man arrested after police say he assaulted a co-worker with a hammer

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A Bend man was arrested Wednesday after police say he assaulted a co-worker with a hammer, according to police.

Officers responded to Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors after someone said an employee had assaulted another with a hammer, ran from the scene and out of the building.

Lt. Clint Burleigh said several officers responded to the scene and the suspect, 35-year-old Branden Fleming, did not comply with commands.

Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and arrested Fleming.

He was taken to the Deschutes County Jail and charged with six counts of second-degree assault.

Burleigh said Fleming hit the victim several times with the hammer and the victim suffered serious injuries.

The victim was taken to St. Charles in Bend for treatment.

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