Man in custody after injuring himself during domestic dispute, police say

Everton Harrison, 62, accused of burning wife with hot water

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor
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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A Pembroke Pines man was taken into custody Monday, a day after he burned his wife with hot water and then cut his arms with broken bottles, authorities said.

It's unclear whether Everton Harrison, 62, was taken to jail or to a hospital.

Police said in a news release that he was taken into custody "without incident" and did not suffer life-threatening injuries from cutting himself.

According to authorities, Harrison attacked his wife Sunday morning with burning water while she was in bed.

Police said the victim pleaded with her husband to take her to a hospital and he agreed.

However, once inside the vehicle, Harrison drove around to unknown locations along U.S. Highway 27.

He eventually pulled over and picked up bottles from the brush along the side of the road, police said.

Authorities said he broke the bottles and cut both of his arms.

Harrison then got back into his car and took his wife back home after about an hour or two of driving, authorities said.

The victim called police just before 1 p.m. after she was able to escape and call 911 from a neighbor's home.

Police said she was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.

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