Arrest of a man hiding behind a sofa after attacking two people with a hammer in a house in Alcalá de Henares

Arrest of a man hiding behind a sofa after attacking two people with a hammer in a house in Alcalá de Henares

Building where two people were attacked with hammer blows in Alcalá de Henares, in a Google Maps image.Building where two people were attacked with hammer blows in Alcalá de Henares, in a Google Maps image.

Behind the sofa and after leaving a trail of blood. National Police agents found a man who had allegedly just attacked two people with a hammer this morning at a house in Madrid’s Alcalá de Henares municipality. The victims were found unconscious and in serious condition, requiring hospitalization after initial treatment by the Summa toilets. The prisoner had managed to descend to the lower floor after the attack and hide behind the piece of furniture, a rather imperfect plan.

At around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, the neighbors alerted 091 to noises in this house on the fourth floor on Carabaña Street. When agents entered the home, they found a 50-year-old Pole and a 44-year-old Spaniard unconscious and with multiple blunt blows to the head. In the kitchen, the weapon allegedly used in the attack: a hammer with blood stains.

During the initial investigation into what happened, agents rang the bells of the rest of the neighbors to check if they heard anything. When the neighbor from the floor below where the attack was launched and the police entered, they found traces of blood. There was the alleged attacker, hidden behind the woman’s sofa, who had nothing to do with what happened. The agents arrested him for attempted murder right there. This is a 39 year old Spaniard. The most plausible hypothesis is that after the attack, the prisoner climbed down the facade of the house and got in through the window.

The two victims were unconscious due to severe head injuries from the hammer blows. Both had to be intubated and transferred in serious condition. She was hospitalized in La Paz and he in Ramón y Cajal. The woman’s life is in danger, so in the worst case the prisoner could be charged with murder. Police continue to investigate the relationship between the victims and the attacker to find out what sparked the attack.

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