Woman charged with at­tack­ing hus­band with axe as kids fled

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

KITTANNING, Pa. — Po­lice say a Penn­syl­va­nia woman at­tacked her hus­band with an axe as their ter­ri­fied chil­dren fled their home and called for help.

Manor Town­ship po­lice say 41-year-old Me­lanie Sue Sny­der was calm and emo­tion­less as they found her walk­ing up the street with a blood-stained T-shirt that read, “Nope, not to­day,” shortly af­ter the at­tack Thurs­day night.

Po­lice say the cou­ple’s 17-year-old daugh­ter told a 911 dis­patcher there was a strug­gle to get the 18-inch (46-cen­time­tre) camp axe from her mother be­fore she struck 41-year-old Thomas Sny­der sev­eral times in the head and neck.

He was taken to a Pitts­burgh hospi­tal. His con­di­tion wasn’t im­me­di­ately avail­able Fri­day. On­line court records don’t list an at­tor­ney for Me­lanie Sny­der, who re­mained in the Arm­strong County jail on ag­gra­vated as­sault and other charges.

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