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Police: Woman Seriously Injured In Domestic Attack

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A woman was seriously injured after a brutal attack inside her Murfreesboro apartment overnight.

Police said the woman was attacked by her ex-husband inside the Tennessee Park Apartments on Mercury Boulevard around 2 a.m. Monday.

The woman had an order of protection against her ex, who had been making threats against her in recent weeks.

Police said he showed up with sledge hammer and busted in the door. He then allegedly stabbed the woman repeatedly with a screw driver in front of their three children. Detectives said he pulled a box cutter and sliced her face, cutting the hairline in an apparent attempt to scalp her.

He then tried to drag the victim to his car, but police arrived and he surrendered.

The victim lost a lot of blood, and was taken to a nearby hospital.

The children were not hurt.

The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was taken into custody.

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