Cops: Man threatened his wife with knife
Vincent Palombi, 51, allegedly put a knife to wife’s throat during a domestic altercation, according to authorities
Vincent Michael Palombi is accused of placing a knife to his wife’s throat during a domestic assault.
TOWAMENCIN >> Police say a 51-year-old Towamencin man was arrested after he put a knife to his wife’s throat and threatened to slice her during a domestic assault.
Vincent Michael Palombi, of the 1100 block of Welsh Road, is behind bars at Montgomery County jail and charged with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endangerment, as well as summary harassment, in connection with the alleged Jan. 6 incident.
Towamencin police said in charging documents that around 9:30 that night, cops were dispatched to Palombi’s apartment for a reported domestic disturbance in which Palombi was reported to have a knife.
Upon arrival, officers met with Palombi’s wife, who said that she had been in a verbal argument with Palombi when he grabbed her from behind, held a knife to her throat and told her he was going to slit her throat, then let her go once her son intervened, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in the case.
Cops spoke to Palombi, who said that he had told his wife he “would slice her from eye to eye,” the affidavit states.
Palombi told the investigating officers that he hid the knife on his wife’s side of the bed, and a folding knife identified by his wife as the weapon used during the assault was located on the bed, according to court documents.
Police said they observed a fresh red abrasion on the woman’s neck, which she said resulted from the assault.
Palombi was taken into custody and arraigned the next day, then committed to jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.
He remained incarcerated Wednesday while awaiting a Jan. 13 preliminary hearing in Lansdale district court.