Man accused of hitting family member with hammer arrested

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Daniel Adams, 37, is accused of attacking a family member with a hammer. (Photo: Loveland Police)

LOVELAND, Colo. — Loveland Police have arrested a man who is accused of attacking a member of his family with a hammer Tuesday night.

It happened around 6:28 p.m. when Loveland police officers responded to a physical disturbance reported in the 1100 block of East Third Street.

When the officers arrived, they determined that Daniel Stephen Adams, 37, had attacked a female family member. Both Adams and the family member are residents of the home. Police say that he had allegedly hit her with a hammer several times, including on her head.

She was able to calm him and call police.

Adams was arrested and transported to the Larimer County Jail. He is being held for attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, two class 2 felonies, and crime against an at-risk adult as a sentence enhancer.

The victim was transported to a local medical facility for treatment. There is no word on her condition as of Thursday evening.