Council Bluffs man arrested, accused of stabbing his wife

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(Council Bluffs, IA) -- A Council Bluffs man is behind bars, accused of stabbing his wife.

Council Bluffs Police say just after 4:00 Thursday afternoon, officers were called to the area of 6th Street and 5th Avenue for a reported disturbance between a man and a woman. Once on the scene, officers were told that a woman had been stabbed in the neck by a man. Police say officers located the man, 31 year old Angers Kau, in the area and he was arrested.

The woman, Angers' wife 30 year old Aleen Kau, was taken by private vehicle to Jennie Edmundson Hospital where investigators say she sought treatment for a significant stab wound to her upper back near the base of the neck. Police say Aleen was eventually taken to Nebraska Medicine, due to the severity of the wound. Investigators say the injury is believed to be non-life threatening.

Police say during the investigation, it was learned that the two are married and that their children were present during this assault. The children were not injured. Angers Kau was transported to Pottawattamie County Corrections and booked in on charges of Attempted Murder, Felony Domestic Abuse, Child Endangerment, Disobedience to Police and Public Intoxication.

The investigation is ongoing. Council Bluffs Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident contact them at 712-328-4728 or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 712-328-7867.

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