Covina police arrested a woman for allegedly hitting her boyfriend with an ax during an argument Friday night.
Lt. Tim Doonan said the ax didn’t cut through the skin but paramedics treated the boyfriend for a 4-inch contusion to his left bicep.
The woman was also treated for a cut over her eye.
The alleged assault in the 1500 block of East Wanamaker Drive was reported to police at 11:48 p.m.
Police didn’t know what sparked the dispute.
Doonan said the couple were arguing when the woman allegedly took an ax and swung it at her boyfriend. He was hit on the bicep.
“He punches her once over her right eye to disarm her,” Doonan said.
According to the lieutenant, the man then locked himself in a bedroom and called police.
Sharon Yendunian, 43, of Covina was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence.
She will be booked at Covina jail. Doonan said the bail will be $50,000.
– Ruby Gonzales