NKY psychiatrist charged with sword attack

Douglas Rank (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)
Douglas Rank (Source: Kenton County Detention Center)

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A psychiatrist in northern Kentucky has been charged with stabbing a woman with a sword in his office.

Douglas H. Rank, 51, of Cincinnati was charged with first-degree assault after being arrested Sunday night.

Kenton County Jail records listed Rank as still in custody Tuesday on $50,000 bond.

Police were called to Rank's office about 7:45 p.m. Police spokesman Spike Jones says officers found a 32-year-old woman with stab wounds to the chest. The woman was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

Jones says the relationship between Rank and the woman was unclear, but police recovered the sword they believe was used in the attack.

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