Man in Custody Following Alleged Hammer Attack in Front of North Hills Home; 1 Hospitalized

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A man was in custody Tuesday morning following an alleged hammer attack in front of a North Hills home that left one person hospitalized.

A photo of the alleged attacker was provided by family members at a North Hills home on Sept. 22, 2015.

A photo of the alleged attacker was provided by family members at a North Hills home on Sept. 22, 2015.

The incident took place in the 8500 block of Aqueduct Avenue (map) and was reported at about 2:22 a.m., according to Officer Mathew Ludwig with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Several people were residing in tents in front of a home on the street when a man came over and trespassed through the front yard, Ludwig said.

When the people in the tents confronted the man, he pulled out a hammer and attacked at least one of them before being stopped, Ludwig said.

The alleged attacker was then held down until police arrived and took him into custody, Ludwig said.

The victim of the attack was hospitalized in unknown condition.

The people staying in the tents appeared to either be the residents of the home or had permission from the residents to be there, Ludwig said.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.