Police: Woman cuts ex-boyfriend with knife to defend herself
Ypsilanti police said a woman who was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend this morning at her Madison Street home cut him in the forearm with a knife to defend herself.
She then ran to a neighbor's house and dialed 911, Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton said.
Officers responded and found the man, who was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where he received stitches to his right forearm. He was then taken to the Washtenaw County Jail. Charges are pending.
At 6:30 a.m., police said, the Ypsilanti man broke into his ex-girlfriend's home in the 800 block of Madison Street, entering through an unlocked basement window. He got into an argument with her in the kitchen. After a 12-year-old boy left the house, the two started fighting, police said.
The man put his ex-girlfriend in a headlock and began punching her. The woman put her hands over her face to shield herself, Fulton said.
Fulton said the woman broke free, grabbed a knife and cut her ex-boyfriend in the forearm, before running away. During the fight, a table was broken and some drywall was knocked in. The woman did not need medical attention, Fulton said.
Police said the man is being investigated for home invasion and assault.