Police arrested a 36-year-old Boise man after they say he attacked a woman with an ax on Monday, beating and cutting her. Manuel Salinas was arrested at a residence near the intersection of Julion Street and Telfair Drive.
Officers said that when they arrived, they found evidence that a man and woman who knew each other had been arguing. The man, identified as Salinas, reportedly struck the woman multiple times with his fists before retrieving a large knife and cutting the victim several times on the arms and legs, according to Boise police.
Police say Salinas next used an ax to strike the victim in the leg and head.
The injured victim was able to get away from the suspect and went to a neighbor’s home to call police. The suspect had already left the area when officers arrived on scene, so they started a search. The suspect’s car was located heading west on Interstate 84, and Nampa police responded and conducted a traffic stop, taking Salinas into custody.
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He was transported to the Ada County Jail on Wednesday and booked on suspicion of two counts of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, felony domestic violence and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.