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Arlington woman allegedly attacked neighbor with snow blower

A 61-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly attacking her neighbor with a hand-held snow blower Tuesday afternoon in Arlington, police said.

Barbara Davis allegedly assaulted her 60-year-old neighbor around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on Park Avenue, causing lacerations on the neighbor’s foot, Arlington police said in a statement.

The two neighbors had a long-term dispute, and the neighbor had previously filed a harassment protection order against Davis, police said.

“Emotions may run high during a historic weather event like the blizzard we just endured, but that is no excuse for violence,” said Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan in a statement. “We are supposed to come together as a community during events like this, and I am very disappointed with these allegations.”

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Davis was charged with violation of the harassment protection order, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and mayhem. She was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Cambridge District Court.

The neighbor was treated for minor injuries, police said.


Aneri Pattani can be reached at aneri.pattani@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @apattani95.