Man accused of attacking two people with a hammer

A Baton Rouge man is in custody after police said he attacked two people repeatedly with a hammer and head-butted the arresting officer in the mouth en route to Parish Prison.

Baton Rouge police booked Omari Jordan, 29, 1272 Laurel St., Baton Rouge, into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree battery and battery of a police officer.

He remains jailed in lieu of a $107,000 bail, prison records show.

Police were dispatched to Jordan’s home for a reported assault and were told Jordan fled after the attack, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Police found him at 1253 Florida Blvd., with his clothes covered in blood.

He refused to give any information about himself, the affidavit says.

The two victims told police Jordan hit the first person in the face with a hammer and when the second victim tried to intervene, Jordan struck that person in the face and head several times before fleeing, the affidavit says.

Police did not say whether there was a motive in the attack.

Police took Jordan to Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City to get his right thumb stitched, the affidavit says. They did not say how he injured it. While leaving the hospital, Jordan head-butted the arresting officer in the mouth.