Woman arrested for Black Friday hammer attack

November 29, 2011 10:39:03 AM PST
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.