Woman cut victim with tomahawk during argument, police say
A 55-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly chopped her friend with a tomahawk, causing a lacerated liver, according to court records.
Allentown police said the stabbing happened at 11:35 p.m. Saturday at a party in the apartment of Carol Lofland in the 700 block of Dixon Street.
Police learned of the stabbing after they were dispatched to St. Luke’s Hospital in Allentown, where the victim was reportedly dropped off in the emergency room by two friends. The victim had a 2-inch cut on the right side of her chest, police said. The injury lacerated her liver and caused internal bleeding, police said.
The victim said she was at a party at Lofland’s apartment. At the party, she got into an argument
with another woman and “her friend,” Lofland, hit her with what she described as a “Native American scalpel,” an ax-type edged weapon like a tomahawk, court records say.
The victim was taken to the trauma center at St. Luke’s University Hospital for further treatment.
Police took Lofland into custody at her apartment.
Lofland was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. She was arraigned by District Judge Michael Faulkner and sent to Lehigh County Jail under $75,000 bail.
— Manuel Gamiz Jr.