Police: Woman attacked husband with axe in front of children

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Police say Pennsylvania woman attacked her husband with an axe as their terrified children fled their home and called for help.

Manor Township police say 41-year-old Melanie Sue Snyder was calm and emotionless as they found her walking up the street with a blood-stained T-shirt that read, "Nope, not today" shortly after the attack about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the couple's 17-year-old daughter called 911 telling a dispatcher there was a struggle to get the 18-inch camp axe from the woman before she hit 41-year-old Thomas Snyder with it several times in the head and neck.

He was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital where his condition wasn't immediately available Friday.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Melanie Snyder, who remained in the Armstrong County jail on aggravated assault and other charges.

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