SOUTHAVEN, Miss.– A man is accused of attacking another man with a hammer in Southaven Tuesday morning.

Randall Kyles, 32, is charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder, and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Staples still covering the gash in his head and a swollen bloodshot red eye, 60-year-old George Palmer says he’s just grateful to be alive after what he says was an unprovoked hammer attack by a stranger.

“It’s amazing how things happen because I don’t, because I just lost my little brother two weeks ago and my mom and dad are still here and I hate for them and I’d hate for them to have to bury two sons,” Palmer said.

Palmer who lives in the Westwood area said Tuesday morning he was at Abacus Staffing in Southaven applying for a warehouse job when he asked for help using the computer.

Palmer said Kyles was also there applying for a job along with a woman.

“I said excuse do y’all know how to back the computer up to get me back to the first page and they had no response,” he said.

Moments later, he said he was being hit repeatedly in the head with a heavy hammer.

“There was so much blood in my eyes. I couldn’t see,” Palmer said.

Eventually he says the woman with the suspect was able to stop him.

According to police, officers responding to the scene learned that Kyles left the building. He was found shortly after and taken into custody at Southcrest Parkway near Goodman Road.

Palmer says this is a warning people should always be aware of their surroundings.

“At any moment something can break off.. it’s to the point now you can hardly even speak to a person right now,” he said.