INDIO (CBS) — Police have arrested a 27-year-old man who allegedly attacked his mother at their Indio home leaving her hospitalized in critical condition.

Daniel Castro allegedly attacked his mom just after 7 a.m. Monday, when a domestic dispute between the two escalated. Castro had left the house in the 46600 block of Baltimore Street by the time officers arrived, Indio Police Department spokesman Ben Guitron said.

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He said the 6-foot, 200-pound suspect would be booked on suspicion of attempted murder.

Initially it was believed Castro used a knife but Guitron now says, “it appears a weapon was not used.”

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Castro has previous drug-related offenses.

The victim’s age and name were not released.

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