Lehigh Valley

Police say woman stabbed in hand over argument about beer

The victim drove herself to the emergency room

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Police said an Allentown woman ended up in the hospital with a stab wound because there was reportedly no more beer in the house.

Josue Hernandez is facing assault charges in connection with the attack inside a South West Street home in Allentown early Sunday morning. District Judge David Howells arraigned the 34-year-old Sunday, setting bail at $40,000.

Allentown police were dispatched to the emergency room at the St. Luke’s Allentown Campus about 4:45 a.m. Sunday for a report of a woman seeking treatment for a stab wound to her hand, according to court records.

Police said the victim told authorities that she and Hernandez had been arguing over the fact there was no more beer in the house. Court records do not specify the nature of their relationship.

Hernandez reportedly became “very agitated” before he grabbed a knife and began swinging it at the victim. When she raised her right hand to protect her face, Hernandez allegedly stabbed her hand, according to police.

She reported watching blood run down her arm, and Hernandez allegedly threatened to kill her. The victim managed to grab some personal belongings and drive herself to the hospital.

Police charged Hernandez with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. He failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Feb. 21.


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