A homeless man was charged Thursday with attacking another transient in Westminster, leaving the victim hospitalized.

Adrian Robert Amaro is facing one felony count each of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, along with sentencing enhancement allegations of inflicting great bodily injury, according to court records.

Amaro is accused of getting into a dispute with the victim about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of a store at 8522 Westminster Blvd. and slamming a metal object over the person’s head, according to police.

It was not clear what prompted the dispute. The victim, whose name and age were not released, was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center with injuries of unspecified severity.

Amaro’s arraignment in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana on Thursday was rescheduled for Oct. 22.

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