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Woman arrested for battery with a deadly weapon

A woman was arrested Sunday evening for battery with a deadly weapon when she cut her boyfriend’s hand after an argument, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.

At approximately 7 p.m., officers responded to the 2600 block of East Second Street after a report from a 25-year-old male that told police he had been battered and cut with a knife by his live-in girlfriend whom he shares a child with.

The incident began after an argument had occurred between the male and female in which she asked him to leave the apartment and he refused, police said.

He reported to police that his girlfriend went to the kitchen area and retrieved a large kitchen knife.

He reported that she came after him with the knife and he grabbed it to get it away from her, which caused a laceration to his right hand, police said.

He also told officers that he was struck in the face and that the ring she was wearing scratched his nose.

She denied cutting the victim, police said. She reported that they were involved in an argument, but she denied having a knife.

She also said that she pushed him away from her and that his injuries were a result of her ring, police said.

The injuries were inconsistent with her statements, said police. The officer indicated that the laceration was caused by a cutting instrument and not a ring.

She was arrested for battery with a deadly weapon and domestic battery. There was no indication that the child was present at the time of the incident.

The male was not transported to the hospital.

Samantha Felix

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