A Harwood, Maryland, woman faces criminal charges for reportedly attacking another woman with a hammer.
Sgt. Eric Kowalcyk, a police spokesman, said the woman who reported being attacked told police she had just gotten off a bus, and was walking west when she was attacked without reason.
He said the woman was struck with the hammer on the head and arms, but refused medical treatment at the scene.
Also in Maryland, Anne Arundel County police arrested a Crownsville man after a fight between two roommates involving a hunting knife.
Police responded to a residencefor a reported fight between two men. Officers separated the men and recovered a knife believed involved in the incident.
Officers arrested Jeremy Earl Johnson, 38, of Crownsville and charged him with attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and intent to injure with a dangerous weapon.
Johnson assaulted his roommate and threatened to stab or cut him with a hunting knife. When the victim attempted to flee, Johnson threw the knife at him twice, missing both throws.