Listen Live on  
 

News Radio 920

Providence's News, Traffic & Weather
 
 

Newport Police: Man Accused of Biting Wife's Lip

 
Newport Police: Man Accused of Biting Wife's Lip

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport police say a Georgia man has been charged with assault after biting his wife's lip, partially severing it.

The Providence Journal reports police said 64-year-old Amir Zaid of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was arrested Sunday on a charge of felony domestic assault. The incident took place around 2 a.m. at a bed and breakfast, the Brinely Victorian Inn.

Authorities said the couple had apparently been in town for the Newport Jazz Festival.

Police said Zaid's wife, 58-year-old Talibah Zaid, was taken to Newport Hospital, and later transferred to Rhode Island Hospital.

Rhode Island Hospital had no information on the woman's condition early Monday.

Recommended Stories

More from News Radio 920

*