Woman gravely injured in attack by man with hammer

- A woman was gravely injured in a hammer attack Wednesday morning at an East Los Angeles residence and the suspect was in custody, the sheriff's department reported.

The attack in the 3700 block of Whiteside Street was reported about 2:30a.m., according to the watch commander at the sheriff's East L.A. station.

The woman was rushed to a hospital in grave condition, he said. Her attacker was in custody.

The attacker was also transported to a hospital for treatment before booking after some sort of altercation with deputies, according to news reports from the scene.

The watch commander said an investigation was underway and detectives were looking into the case as possible domestic violence. The relationship between the man and woman involved in the hammer attack was not immediately disclosed.

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