ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A 57-year-old local woman is in police custody for allegedly attacking her husband with a sword, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday.

The incident took place around 9:15 p.m. on May 6 in the 3700 block of Shreve Avenue.

Authorities said the victim, a 56-year-old man, contacted police after his wife came home and attacked him with what was described as a "medium-sized" sword. The victim suffered a laceration on his hand and had to be treated at a local hospital.

The woman was charged with first-degree assault.

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