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Man arrested after 2 people injured in hammer attack on Delmar Loop

Warrants were issued againt Canamore for first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Credit: University City PD

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — A man was arrested after a Washington University student and a restaurant employee were attacked with a hammer on the Delmar Loop Friday afternoon.

In an alert sent out to Washington University students, Washington University police said a student was sitting at an outside restaurant table in the 6600 block of Delmar Boulevard when a man, Kenneth Canamore, came up and punched the student in the face and hit them with a hammer. 

Canamore then hit a restaurant employee with the hammer who tried to stop the attack.

The victims escaped into another building and the man followed them, assaulting an employee and another Washington University student. Canamore then ran away and drove off in a Jeep.

University City police said that they responded to the assault at 4:37 p.m. and chased Canamore east on Delmar Boulevard into St. Louis. 

Two of the victims were taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police arrested Canamore at a home in Webster Groves without incident.

Warrants were issued against Canamore for first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

He is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bond.

The University City Police Department is handling the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 314-725-2211.