Springfield police: Man hurt after attack by couple with hammer

A Springfield man says he was randomly attacked by a couple with a hammer.

Police began their investigation when they responded to an apartment on the 1100 block of West North Street.

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A man told police he heard a knock at his door at around 5:30 Sunday morning, according to a report, and heard a woman say “let me in babe, I’m cold.”

The man tried to carefully open the door to see who was outside, the report says, but when he did a male suspect pushed his way inside.

“(The victim) said the male then struck him about the head and face with a hammer,” the report says. “(The victim) further stated that the male also kicked him about the body while he was down.”

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By the time he was able to get to his feet, the suspects were gone, according to the police report. The report lists a number of injuries suffered by the victim including lacerations on his back, hip, lip and a swelling on the left side of his face.

The man did not know who attacked him, the report says.

The report lists the allegations as felonious assault. The case is still under investigation, according to the report.

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