Police said they will request an arrest warrant today for a Harvard-Westlake student who allegedly drove his female classmate to a popular hangout, bludgeoned her with a hammer and choked her before speeding off in a sports car. “We know where he is. We know who is, and the warrant route is the better option at this point,” said LAPD Lt. Steven Harer. An attorney for the family confirmed that the boy is currently in a hospital. The 18-year-old girl suffered a broken nose and leg in the Monday attack and is in stable condition at a local hospital. Police have not released the identities of the two students. “The family takes very seriously, obviously, their responsibility to their boy, but they also understand that they have a responsibility to this family to protect (the girl).” Smith said he could not discuss what the boy told him about the attack. Harer, who described the boy as a loner, said it’s still uncertain what motivated the assault. “Even the victim doesn’t know why,” Harer said. In school the boy did “nothing bizarre, (didn’t exhibit) behavior where you would think something like this would happen.” Staff Writer Jason Kandel contributed to this report. [email protected] (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The off-campus attack occurred about 5 p.m. Monday as the two struggled over the hammer while sitting in a beige, four-door 2000 Jaguar in the 3900 block of Van Noord Avenue, authorities said. “At some point he talked about committing suicide,” said LAPD Lt. Robert Davis. “He reached into his backpack and his friend tried to grab what he was holding. The 17-year-old assaulted the girl repeatedly with a hammer and fled.” Patrick Smith, an attorney representing the boy, said that immediately following the incident, the teenager returned home. The parents decided after “speaking to the boy, without knowing what happened, that something was horribly wrong and they hospitalized him,” Smith said. Smith said the family disputes published reports that their son was “on the loose” or that they haven’t been cooperative.