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Published August 28, 2012, 09:47 AM

Austin woman accused of assaulting man with guitar

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — An Austin woman is accused of assaulting a man with a guitar, leaving him with a gash over his left eye.

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — An Austin woman is accused of assaulting a man with a guitar, leaving him with a gash over his left eye.

The 56-year-old woman faces tentative charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault.

The victim is a 53-year-old man. He told police that the woman got mad about something Friday night and threatened to smash a large-screen TV with the six-string acoustic guitar.

The man says she began swinging the guitar like a baseball bat. A Post-Bulletin report says when the man tried to intervene, the guitar caught him on the forehead.

The police report says the man claims the strike "was no accident."

Authorities say they asked the woman why she did it and she replied, "Because I've been drinking."

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