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California man accused of attacking wife with chainsaw in front of children |

California man accused of attacking wife with chainsaw in front of children
California man accused of attacking wife with chainsaw in front of children Thu, 12 Jul 2018 18:51:59 EDT

A manhunt is underway in California for a man accused of attacking his wife with a chainsaw, critically injuring her, police said.

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The attack took place Wednesday afternoon, KTLA reported. Whittier police responded to a domestic violence call and upon arrival, found a woman "suffering from traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw," according to the report posted on the Whittier Police Department's Facebook page.

Neighbors told KTLA that the woman ran out of the house screaming, with cuts to her face and neck. Neighbors said children could heard inside the home.

Officers told KTLA that the woman was transported to an area trauma hospital in critical condition.

Police say the suspect is the woman's husband, Alejandro Alvarez of Whittier. Alvarez is described as a male Hispanic, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown "Hurley" T-shirt and dark jeans. He was last seen driving a stolen 2004 Mercury Mountaineer with California license plate number 8ABD233.

While a chainsaw was recovered at the scene, police consider Alvarez to be armed and dangerous. Sightings should be reported to 911 and those with information in the case should call the Whittier Police Department Detective Bureau at 562 567-9299.