MADISON, Wis. -

A Madison woman was taken to a hospital early Wednesday morning after being punched in the face by her landlord, Madison police said.

Madison police said the incident happened at a home off Mount Vernon Court on the city's west side. 

Karl Williams, 46, said he'd been having ongoing issues with the 49-year-old woman renting a room in his home and that he hit her only after she slapped and swung at him, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Police said the woman had a tooth knocked out during the fight.

Police said they arrested Williams on a charge of substantial battery.