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A 61-year-old man was arrested this week in connection with a recent attack on a musician at a Santa Clarita park, authorities said.

Timothy Stone was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and displaying a firearm, four days after a drummer was attacked at Todd Longshore Park in Canyon Country.

The musician, Andy Torres, told KTLA-TV Channel 5 he was drumming in the park around 7am on April 2 when a man charged at him with an ax and destroyed his equipment.

” Without warning, [he] just came up from behind…. It was very scary, it was surreal,” Torres told KTLA.

Torres said the attacker destroyed a portable battery worth $500, but was not injured.

The man then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Torres, he said.

Torres captured the incident in video which shows a man swinging an ax at the battery as Torres backs off.

Torres followed the man as he walked away, at which point “his expression just changed,” Torres told KTLA.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials did not say how Stone was found Wednesday, when he was arrested and jailed.

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