South Florida woman accused of threatening ex-husband with butcher knife

(Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

MARATHON, Fla. – A 30-year-old woman was arrested Monday after threatening her ex-husband with a butcher knife, authorities announced Tuesday.

The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Monday in Marathon.

According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt, witnesses told deputies that Karen Mechelle Moroney placed the knife near her 33-year-old ex-husband’s throat and told him she would kill him if he touched her dogs.

Linhardt said deputies found two clever-style knives inside Moroney’s car.

She was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault.

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