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

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Michael Gold­berg mgold­berg@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @mg_re­porter on Twit­ter

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.

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