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Grover Beach police looking for machete-wielding attacker

Police are looking for a man accused of attacking a Grover Beach man with a machete on Saturday night.

The Grover Beach Police Department announced Sunday night that they are looking for Damaso Labra, 34, who might also use the last name of Brijido.

Police described him as a Hispanic man with black hair, brown eyes, about 5-feet-3-inches tall, weighing 170 pounds and having no tattoos.

He is accused of attacking a man at his home on South 13th Street about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, Labra got into a fight with the man, police said. He then allegedly went to the man’s home and struck him in the head and arm repeatedly with a machete.

The man’s cuts to his arms and legs — which required stitches —were treated at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, police said.

Labra’s brother, who also knows the man who was attacked, tried to stop him but was also injured, according to police.

He reportedly drove away in what police described as a faded-red Buick two-door that had tinted rear windows and possibly stock wire rims.

Police would not disclose the name of the purported victim, that of the suspect’s brother, how they might have been acquainted or any other information about the incident.

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