April 5, 2013

Lewiston woman: Coat protected me from knife

The Associated Press

LEWISTON — A Lewiston woman stabbed in the face during an attack outside her apartment says her thick winter coat saved her from additional harm.

Adut Adong suffered a gash on her cheek in the attack just after midnight Thursday.

Her estranged husband, Deng Mirac, faces charges including elevated aggravated assault.

The 34-year-old Adong tells WGME-TV she arrived home to find Mirac waiting for her. She says she already had a restraining order against him for previous domestic violence assaults.

She says he slammed her head against a window, slashed her face, then tried to stab her in the stomach, but her thick coat protected her.

The 42-year-old Mirac ran away when a neighbor screamed out a window that she was calling police. He was arrested nearby.

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