A man in New Hampshire allegedly hit a woman with a sword. According to a report, Stephen Austin, 34, was taken into custody when police showed up at a home in Columbia, New Hampshire around 11 a.m. after a call about an assault came in to the station. Police spoke to a woman at the house and she told them that he hit her in the head with a sword. Austin was promptly arrested.
The extent of the woman's injuries were unknown but she is expected to be okay. She was transported to a nearby hospital while Austin was booked at the station. It is unclear what the relationship between the woman and Austin is or why they had an argument.
Austin has been charged with first degree assault. He is still on jail and he is being held on $50,000 bail. It is unknown if the woman intends to press charges.
© Effie Orfanides 2013