San Francisco police arrest woman who allegedly hit husband with hammer

San Francisco police are investigating why a wife whacked her sleeping husband in the head with a hammer at a downtown hotel on Saturday.

Police were called to the Baldwin Hotel at 321 Grant Ave., a block from the entrance to Chinatown, and found a bleeding 67-year-old man in the lobby clutching a hammer around 12:45 a.m., San Francisco police spokesman Sgt. Carlos Manfredi said Monday.

Cops cuffed the man for safety reasons. They were told his wife, 63, had allegedly struck him while he was sleeping in his hotel room, Manfredi said.

The man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police went up to the room, where they found and arrested his wife. She had also suffered injuries, but apparently not at the hands of her husband, Manfredi said. Police declined to disclose how she was injured, citing an ongoing investigation.

Police are interviewing family members in an effort to establish a motive for the attack.

The two are San Francisco residents, Manfredi said. Their names have not yet been disclosed.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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