A woman was viciously attacked with a hammer and butcher knife, allegedly at the hands of her child's father, at a McDonald's parking lot in Chatsworth on Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
Police responded to the McDonald's located at 9185 Desoto Ave. about 5:53 p.m. after receiving a call about an attempted murder, LAPD Officer Tony Im told KTLA. The victim was allegedly attacked by her child's father, 20-year-old Angel Rios, with a butcher knife and a hammer, Im said.
The attack happened when the suspect and victim got into a fight inside a car, police told KTLA.
A friend tried to take the woman to a local hospital, but pulled over about three miles from the McDonald's and called for an ambulance.
Im said the woman was in stable condition and was undergoing surgery Tuesday night.
Employees inside the McDonald's told KTLA they did not hear any commotion, and instead learned of the attack when a person ran inside the fast food restaurant and said there was a fight in the parking lot.
Police told KTLA the weapons used in the attack on the woman were recovered.
Rios was described as Hispanic, with black hair, brown eyes, standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds and was last seen wearing a dark shirt and pants.
No other information was released.
KTLA's Nidia Becerra contributed to this story.