HELLERTOWN, Pa. – Police were on the scene of a stabbing in Hellertown late Monday night.
Officers responded around 10:45 p.m. to the 300 block of Magnolia Road to the report of a domestic assault in progress, according to a news release from the Hellertown Police Department.
Police found Joshua Lee Hoch, 36, in possession of a blood-covered edged weapon, on the front lawn, police said. He peacefully surrendered.
Hoch's wife was seated nearby the residence with multiple lacerations and puncture wounds to her back, arms and extremities, according to Hellertown police.
A witness at the scene observed a portion of the assault in progress in front of the residence and intervened, assisting the victim until police arrived, according to the news release. The victim is expected to survive.
Hoch was treated for an injury to his hand and released into police custody. He is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, and possessing instruments of a crime.
He has been committed to Northampton County Jail, and monetary bail was set at $500,000 straight.