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Man Smashes Ex's Car With Bat, Stabs Her to Death: Police

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    Man Smashes Ex's Car With Bat, Stabs Her to Death: Police

    State police arrested a northwestern Pennsylvania man in his ex-girlfriend's stabbing death.

    Police said they received a tip that 52-year-old Steven Altman, of Springfield Township, was a passenger in a car and arrested him during a traffic stop about 11 p.m. at the interchange of Interstate 90 and Route 6 in Erie County.

    Altman was charged with criminal homicide and reckless endangerment in what police have called a "rolling domestic dispute" Wednesday evening in Conneautville.

    Police said Altman was driving alongside 53-year-old Debra Eschweiler's vehicle when he got out with a baseball bat, smashed her driver's side window, then stabbed her with a hunting knife.

    Altman ran away, prompting a manhunt that included a state police helicopter.

    Online court records don't list an attorney for Altman, who was arraigned early Friday.