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Police: woman, 18, tried to kill a man by pulling out chest catheter

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An 18-year-old Harrisburg resident has been charged with attempted homicide after she partially tore out the catheter in a man's chest while screaming that she was going to kill him, police said Monday.

Arica Broadus is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and terrorist threats.

The victim, her 28-year-old boyfriend, said he and Broadus had been arguing at her apartment Sunday afternoon when he decided to go to the store at Derry and Mulberry Sts. He said Broadus followed him and accused him of cheating and going to the store to meet girls.

After that, she attacked and threatened to kill him, grabbing the catheter in chest and trying to pull it out while screaming that she was going to kill him.

Police say the victim held on to the catheter but fell faint as it was partially torn out.

Broadus ran off when a woman yelled to her to leave the man alone. She later surrendered and contacted police. She is now in Dauphin County Prison in lieu of bail.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Sgt. Deric Moody at 717-255-3156 or email dmoody@cityofhbg.com.

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