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KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman attacked her husband with an ax 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 Thursday night.

Police say the couple's 17-year-old daughter told a 911 dispatcher there was a struggle to get the 18-inch (46-centimeter) camp ax from her mother before she struck 41-year-old Thomas Snyder several times in the head and neck.

He was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital. 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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