WHITTIER (CBSLA) – Police are looking for a 32-year-old man suspected of attacking his wife at their Whittier home with a chainsaw Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were sent to the 7700 block of Milton Ave. in Whittier around 3 p.m., where they found a woman suffering from injuries “believed to have been inflicted by a chainsaw”, according to police.

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She was transported to a local trauma center where she underwent surgery, the Press-Enterprise reports. Her condition is unknown. Friends and neighbors identified her to CBS2 as Gloria.

Authorities identified the suspect as her husband, Alejandro Alvarez. He is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-3 and 130 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

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He was last seen wearing a brown “Hurley” t-shirt and dark jeans. He is believed to be driving a stolen four-door 2004 Mercury Mountaineer SUV, blue/tan in color with California license plate number 8ABD233, according to police.

“It’s pretty scary,” said neighbor Martha Garcia. “It makes you think, what are they thinking? Who does have a chainsaw lying around? We want to feel safe where we live, and we just don’t know sometimes who our neighbors are.”

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Alvarez is considered armed and dangerous, although police recovered the chainsaw, the Press-Enterprise reports. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911.