HIRAM — A 22-year-old Maine woman is being charged with nearly biting off the nose of her ex-boyfriend.

Shanan M. Loud of Hiram was charged following the Friday incident.

Police say Loud assaulted her ex-boyfriend because she believed he had become involved with her half sister.

A report says the victim’s “right nostril and end of his nose” were being held on by only a small flap of skin.

The Sun Journal newspaper says Loud is also charged with biting his throat and attacking a minor.

Loud appeared in court Monday. She did not enter a plea to two assault charges. Bail was set at $1,000. She’s due in court again in May.