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Antioch Hammer, Knife Attack Suspect Arrested In Pennsylvania

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 17:56:03-04

A man believed to be responsible for attacking his brother-in-law with a knife and sledgehammer in Antioch has been caught in Pennsylvania.

According to officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department, the U.S. Marshals arrested Olvin Zuniga-Flores Tuesday in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Police have been searching for Zuniga-Flores since the attack of his brother-in-law, Jesus Alvarez, in July.

He allegedly struck Alvarez in the head with a sledgehammer and slashed him several times with a knife.

Alvarez spoke exclusively to NewsChannel 5 days after he was released. He does not know the exact reason behind the attack, but he believed it was motivated out of jealousy and drug use.

Man Survives Knife, Hammer Attack By Brother-In-Law

Alvarez had multiple staples across his head and stitches all over his body. He said he was getting ready for work when Zuniga-Flores struck him with the sledgehammer they used for demolishing. 

Alvarez said Zuniga-Flores stabbed him in his room and dragged out this 10-year-old daughter from her room to watch, but she escaped to the neighbors home.