CRIME

Pennsylvania Woman Took Butcher Knife To Man's Genitals: Cops

Authorities say Barbara Pulliam and the victim had a "relationship of sorts."
Barbara Pulliam, 51, of Erie, Pennsylvania, is accused of cutting a man's genitals with a butcher knife.
Barbara Pulliam, 51, of Erie, Pennsylvania, is accused of cutting a man's genitals with a butcher knife.

ERIE, Pennsylvania -- A 51-year-old woman here is accused of slicing a man's genitals with a butcher knife.

Barbara Pulliam was arraigned Tuesday evening on charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and possessing instruments of crime.

According to the City of Erie Police Department, officers were called to an east side residence early Tuesday to investigate a possible stabbing. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 50-year-old man with severe injuries to his genital area.

"The subject lost a lot of blood and was taken into surgery," Erie Police Lt. Stan Green told The Huffington Post.

Pulliam, according to police, had used a butcher knife to cut the man's genitals. It remains unclear if it was in an attempt to sever the genitalia from the man's body.

"I can't say for sure what was on her mind, but she definitely sliced him in that area," Green said.  

The victim, who has not been identified, was listed at an Erie hospital in stable condition Wednesday afternoon.

The exact circumstances of the case remain unclear.

"The victim and arrested woman had a relationship of sorts, [but] between intoxication and obvious victim shock ... we really didn't have a whole lot of information," Green said.

Pulliam is being held in the Erie County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bond.

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