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Des Moines Police Say Man Attacked Girlfriend With Hammer

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    April 3, 2014 | 10:31 am
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A man in Iowa has been accused of choking his girlfriend and attacking her with a hammer.

    Des Moines police say 31-year-old Brian Huckfeldt sprayed his girlfriend with mace following an argument Wednesday. The woman told police that Huckfeldt choked her as he drove and hit her head multiple times with a hammer.

    A police report says the woman eventually grabbed the wheel and forced the truck off the road. Two men approached the vehicle and pulled her out. She was later taken to a hospital for treatment.

    Police say Huckfeldt left the scene. He has not yet been taken into custody.

    Police say Huckfeldt faces multiple charges, including willful injury causing serious injury, domestic assault by strangulation causing injury, domestic assault with a weapon and false imprisonment.