QUEENS --Police say a hammer-wielding husband brutally beat his wife to within an inch of her life in the East Elmhurst section of Queens. The man attacked during a dispute inside their home on Ditmars Boulevard just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to cops.
His wife was brutally beaten and rushed to Elmhurst Medical Center in extremely critical condition.
The husband was placed under arrest and charged with assault.
A bloody hammer was recovered at the scene.