Iowa police: Man attacked girlfriend with hammer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man in Iowa has been accused of choking his girlfriend and attacking her with a hammer.

Des Moines police say 31-year-old Brian Huckfeldt sprayed his girlfriend with mace following an argument Wednesday. The woman told police that Huckfeldt choked her as he drove and hit her head multiple times with a hammer.

A police report says the woman eventually grabbed the wheel and forced the truck off the road. Two men approached the vehicle and pulled her out. She was later taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police say Huckfeldt left the scene. He has not yet been taken into custody. Sgt. Jason Halifax says police have requested an arrest warrant in the case.

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