Bakersfield woman says husband attacked with sword


A Bakersfield woman says she survived an attack by her sword-wielding husband.

The Bakersfield Californian reports ( ) that the woman, whom the paper did not identify, called police and said her husband assaulted her after an argument Friday evening.

She said her husband tried to strike her head with a sword, but she was about to escape without being cut.

Kern County sheriff’s deputies arrested the husband, William Ayala, on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputies said the woman was having difficulty breathing and was treated at a local hospital but later released.

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