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Man Accused in Two Unprovoked Attacks in Anaheim Arrested

The employee was walking through the library when the suspect stepped in front of him and hit him, knocking him down.

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A man accused of two separate, unprovoked attacks at the Anaheim Central Library and a Target store in Anaheim has been arrested, the Anaheim Police Department said in a statement Saturday.

Ivory Julian Anderson Jr., a 32-year-old transient, was identified by police on Friday March 25 while they were patrolling the Anaheim area.

Surveillance footage from a Target store in Anaheim, located on 101 S. Euclid Street, shows the moment Anderson approaches a customer, walks past him, and then comes back to shove him against a cash register.

He is later seen walking towards the same customer, picking up speed and chasing him throughout the store.

The library attack occurred two hours later that same day, Thursday March 3, at about 6:15 p.m. at the Anaheim Central Library, located at 500 W. Broadway, Anaheim police said.

The library clerk was walking through the library when Anderson is seen punching him, knocking the clerk to the ground.

The victim was knocked unconscious and was taken to an area hospital to be treated for a cut to his head.

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Anderson admitted to both of the attacks and was booked into the Orange County Jail for causing great bodily injury, police said.

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