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DECATUR — Police said a Decatur man was arrested after he stabbed a woman in the head during a confrontation Wednesday afternoon.

Detective Sgt. Steve Carroll said the 18-year-old victim suffered a three-quarter-inch bleeding wound to the right side of her temple, near her eye, as she sat in the passenger seat of a car stopped in the 400 block of South 17th Street.

Carroll said the woman was with a driver who pulled over about 4 p.m. after seeing a woman yelling in the street.

“They stopped and asked her what was wrong, and they were told by a male who was there to leave them alone, he would take care of it,” Carroll said. “Some words ensued between the parties, and the guy then pulled out a small pocket knife and kind of poked it at the passenger through the car window, jabbing her with it.”

Carroll said the woman was treated at the scene by Decatur Ambulance Service.

He said patrol officers found the 25-year-old suspect walking a few blocks away and arrested him. He was booked on preliminary charges of vehicular invasion and aggravated battery. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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