NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say they are searching for a man accused of throwing his girlfriend down, banging her head on the ground and then stabbing her with a screwdriver.

The Times-Picayune reports ( a preliminary report from New Orleans police says 38-year-old Percy Smith threw something at his girlfriend’s truck. The woman then got out of the vehicle to confront him and they physically fought. The stabbing was reported Thursday.

The report states that after the attack the woman drove herself to the hospital. Her condition is unknown.

New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman Dawne Massey says Smith is wanted on charges of aggravated battery by cutting and domestic abuse battery.

Information from: The Times-Picayune,

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