Police: Woman attacked ex-husband with ax, restrained son

By The Associated Press


ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts woman was arrested after police say she attacked her ex-husband with an ax in front of their son.        

Police say at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 46-year-old Julie Rabinowitz of North Attleborough hid in Mark Schenkman's minivan. She was allegedly wearing camouflage clothing and a mask.

Police say she didn't know her 11-year-old son was in the vehicle, and tried to restrain him by putting him in a chokehold. He was able to get away and warn his father.        

Police say Rabinowitz chased Schenkman into his dental office while swinging the ax. They say he got the weapon away from her before authorities arrived.

Rabinowitz was ordered held without bail Wednesday after pleading not guilty to 11 charges. She does not yet have a lawyer.

(C) The Associated Press 2015