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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Woman injured with knife during altercation

  • A man was arrested for allegedly cutting a woman with a knife during an altercation Saturday night in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.
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  • A man was arrested for allegedly cutting a woman with a knife during an altercation Saturday night in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.
    The incident was reported at 8:55 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of Santa Fe Street.
    A 31-year-old woman alleged she had been cut on her right wrist by a 38-year-old man just outside the front door of her residence, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    “The suspect apparently was upset after receiving information that one of his kids had been hurt by other kids while in the care of the victim,” Nicodemus said.
    During the incident, a 19-year-old man and 14-year-old boy attempted to get the suspect away from the woman. And the suspect allegedly “swiped” the knife at the two teens.
    “They were not injured in the assault,” Nicodemus said of the teens, who are acquaintances of the suspect.
    The suspect also is alleged to have damaged a screen door some point in an attempt to get into the woman’s residence.
    The woman was taken to the hospital because it was believed she needed stitches for her wound.
    The suspect had left the scene before police arrived. He was arrested less than two hours later after he was located at another residence.
    “We received some information that he might there,” Nicodemus said.
    The suspect was arrested for allegations of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal damage to property.
    Nicodemus said police believe the suspect was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
    The knife the suspect reportedly used was not recovered. The suspect reportedly dropped the knife at some point and it was picked up by a bystander, according to Nicodemus.
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