HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) – A 46-year-old West Michigan woman suffered multiple head injuries and at times was rendered unconscious during an hour-long beating at the hands of her roommate.

The 41-year-old suspect was being held Wednesday in the Ottawa County Jail pending review of the case by the county prosecutor’s office, the Holland Sentinel reported.

Officers were called to the home about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to check on a person who was involved in an ongoing dispute with others at the house, according to Holland Public Safety Capt. Jack Dykstra.

Dykstra said officers knocked and it took the beating victim several minutes to answer the door.

“The victim had been assaulted over the period of approximately an hour and at various times was rendered unconscious,” he said. “The suspect and victim lived in the home together and had a history of not getting along together.”

Officers began treating the victim at the scene. She later was transported to Zeeland Community Hospital.

Police found the roommate at a nearby park where she was arrested. Charges could include attempted murder, according to the newspaper.

Holland is about 26 miles southwest of Grand Rapids.

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