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.”
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.