Oakland Mall Black Friday Attack Included Hammer - NBC Bay Area

Oakland Mall Black Friday Attack Included Hammer

This Black Friday incident did not make national headlines.



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    A woman was arrested after she attacked a man with a hammer at a  San Jose Macy's store on Black Friday, according to police.

    The attack occurred around 9:05 a.m. at the Oakridge Mall on Thornwood Drive, police said.

    Police said the woman struck the victim, a man she did not know,  twice in the head then threw the hammer at him when he fled.

    The victim was transported to a hospital with injuries that were  not considered life-threatening.

    Officers arrested the woman and booked her into Santa Clara County  Jail, where she underwent a psychiatric evaluation.

    Police said the attack was unprovoked and that the woman may  suffer from a mental illness.

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