Concord Woman Injured In Hatchet Attack; Roommate Arrested

CONCORD (CBS SF) — A woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly hitting her Concord roommate in the hand with a hatchet, a police lieutenant said.

Concord police responded to the 800 block of Grenola Drive at 3:23 p.m. after receiving reports of an argument between two roommates, Lt. Darrell Graham said.

They found a victim, a 46-year-old woman, bleeding from the hand and found evidence that her roommate had attacked her with a hatchet.

Police found the woman’s roommate nearby, identified as 48-year-old Tracey Neal, and arrested her on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Graham said.

The injured woman was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with a minor to moderate injury to her hand, Graham said.

Neal was booked into county jail.

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