State Police in Phillipsburg say the incident happened after five pm on Sunday night at a home along Pike Lane, Rush Township.
That's in Centre County.
Police say a 61-year-old male got into an argument with 49-year-old female when she ran into a bedroom, and locked the door.
The man allegedly broke into the room, held a knife to the womans neck and struck her with his fist.
She was able to escape the house and call the police.
The man, who's name has not been released is in the Centre County Jail.
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