Beware the Woman with the Hatchet

  • 07/26/2013
  • Reporters Desk

The Long Beach Police Department arrested a 33-year-old woman threatening to kill her husband with a hatchet July 20, officials said.

Police officials say Melanie McGhee of Long Beach was found standing over her husband with hatchet, at about 11:05 p.m. near 11th Street on Walnut Avenue in Long Beach.

When McGhee refused to follow officers’ orders, an officer shot his weapon to stop the attack. McGhee, who was not injured, surrendered and was taken into custody on $500,000 bail. Her husband was not injured by the attack.

Anyone with details regarding this incident is asked to call (562) 570-7244.

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