A South Carolina woman is recovering in a Charlotte hospital after deputies say she was attacked and stabbed with the sword of a walking cane by her husband.

According to a York County Sheriff’s report, the incident happened around 1:13 a.m. Wednesday morning along the 1700 block of Ginn Road in McConnells.  Deputies say they received a 911 call from a woman who told dispatchers that her husband was trying to stab her. That’s when 911 operators say the woman “began screaming and put the phone down.”

The operator told deputies that in the background of the call they could hear a voice yelling that someone had been stabbed in the stomach.  When deputies arrived to the scene, they found the husband walking along Ginn Road. He reportedly threw himself on the ground on the side of the road and was taken into custody by deputies.  According to the report, the husband had a large amount of blood on his clothing and had injuries to his left hand and head.

When the deputies arrived at the home, the woman’s daughter told deputies that her mother had been stabbed. The woman’s niece was found outside the master bedroom with a large chef’s knife, guarding the door.  The niece put down the knife as deputies approached, according to the report.

The woman, who was in the bedroom, told deputies that she was sleeping when her husband came into her bedroom with a sword that was disguised as a walking cane. She stated that while she was lying in the bed, he struck her in a chopping motion.  That’s when she says he stabbed her in the stomach with the sword. He then ran from the home and attempted to get to his car, which deputies say was parked down the street.

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