Jul 28, 2014

Man Chased Ex-Girlfriend With Box Cutter, Police Say

Hazelwood Police said the man was yelling that he would slash her throat.

Man Chased Ex-Girlfriend With Box Cutter, Police Say

A man chased his ex-girlfriend with a box cutter, screaming that he would slash her throat Tuesday outside apartments in the 7400 block of Olian Drive in Hazelwood.

Hazelwood Police said Phillip Washington, 27, of St. Louis, confronted his former girlfriend outside the apartment building, hit her and then chased her with the box cutter.

The woman ran inside her daughter’s apartment, and the daughter told him he could not come in. The man forced his way inside and began fighting with the woman’s daughter, according to a police report.

Police arrived and arrested Washington. He had a box cutter when he was arrested, according to the report.

Washington was charged Tuesday with first-degree domestic assault, first-degree burglary and armed criminal action.

Washington is being held in St. Louis County jail. Bond was set at $25,000, cash only.

If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.

For more crime information on Hazelwood Patch, see the following articles:

  • Police: Man Punched Girlfriend Several Times in the Face
  • Hazelwood Woman Charged with Stabbing Husband in Face

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