Massachusetts man attacks woman with hammer, sets entire home on fire, police say

A Massachusetts man is facing attempted murder charges after police said he assaulted a woman and illuminated a house on fire with her inside.

Mondel Johnson, 40, attacked an unidentified woman with a hammer, doused her in fluid and then defined the house ablaze, the Wareham Police Department said in a statement.

The victim was able to escape the raging flame that destroyed the entire house and receive help from a nearby resident, police said.

Johnson was arrested Thursday, one week after the March 29 flame in Wareham- about 60 miles south of Boston. He is being held without bail, according to police.

Johnson was charged with attempted assassination, arson of a dwelling house and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Evan White, a reporter for WFXT-TV, said on social media that Johnson and the victim had met at the house for a “drug activity, ” and the alleged assault resulted after she “called him names.”

The victim was taken to a hospital and treated, but she has since been released, police said.

A not guilty plea was entered for Johnson in court Friday, according to the Boston Globe.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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