- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ESSEX, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County police say an Essex man has been charged with attacking his 72-year-old wife with a hammer.

Officers were called to a home on Carvel Grove Road for a report of an assault on Sunday and found the woman with a head wound. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment, but police say her current condition is unknown.

Police say 75-year-old Pal Yong Yi and his wife were arguing at their home when he repeatedly struck her in the head with a hammer. Yi was still on the scene when police arrived and was taken into custody.

Yi is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault and is being held without bail.