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Police search for woman accused of attacking man with mechanical tools, butcher knife in Madison

MADISON, Wis. (WISC) -- Officials are looking for a woman accused of attacking a man with mechanical tools and a butcher knife, according to a news release from the Town of Madison Police Department.

Police officers responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Kingston Drive for a report of a domestic abuse incident involving a knife injury Thursday around 1:15 p.m. Officers were told that two people were stabbed and gasoline was being poured on someone.

When police a arrived, the suspect, Tiffany J. Hayes, 42, of Madison, ran out the back door, according to the release. Officials eventually located Hayes, who had a laceration on her hand, officials said.

The victim, a 47-year-old man, had a laceration to his calf, blunt-force trauma to his head, appeared to have been strangled and had a bite mark on his forearm among other injuries. He initially fled police, but was eventually found hiding in the men's bathroom at a nearby incidence, according to the release.

There were signs of a struggle at the residence, including a smashed-in window near the front entry door of the home, officials said.

Hayes was initially considered the victim, based on her first statements, and was transported to a Madison hospital by Town of Madison EMS. A few minutes after her arrival at the emergency room, a detective arrived to interview her more thoroughly, but she had run from the hospital, according to the release.

It was later determined that the man was assaulted by Hayes with the mechanical tools and large butcher knife, according to the release. Officials believe Hayes' hand was lacerated while she attacked the victim.

The parties were involved in a relationship, and the assault is not considered random, according to the release.

Officials ask that anyone with information about Hayes' location contact the Town of Madison Police Department at 608-210-7262.

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