New Orleans police say they are looking for a man who swung a hammer at a woman after an argument in Gentilly on Friday.

Anthony Mitchell, 34, is accused of escalating the verbal argument into a physical one in the 5700 block of Pasteur Blvd. on Friday. He then fled the area in a black Nissan Versa, police said.

Mitchell is wanted on one count of aggravated assault. Authorities asked anyone with information on Mitchell's whereabouts to call Third District detectives at (504) 658-6030.

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