Seattle man arrested in surprise hammer attack


SEATTLE - A tenant at a supportive housing complex was attacked by another tenant who was armed with a hammer early Wednesday, Seattle police said.

Police were called to the Aurora House, transitional housing for the homeless, at 10507 Aurora Avenue North shortly before 2 a.m.

A witness told officers 30-year-old Daniel Davis walked down to the lobby, paced back and forth a few times and then went upstairs.  He then came back a few minutes later with a hammer in his hand, a police report said.

The witness told police Davis walked up behind a tenant who was sitting at a computer listening to music and hit him in the head with the hammer.

Officers found Davis in his room and arrested him without incident.  The hammer was found sitting on a dresser, police said.

Davis was booked on assault charges.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center with a head injury.