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Police: Homeless man armed with 2 knives chased woman entire city block

Ira Cox (Provided by the Hamilton County jail) Ira Cox (Provided by the Hamilton County jail)

A homeless man armed with two knives is accused of trying to stab a woman and chasing her a full city block while threatening to kill her.

Ira Cox, 39, is held without bond on a felonious assault charge at the Hamilton County jail. Court records state he has "No Home."

According to court records, he tried to stab the victim with two knives and then chased her for a full city block while swinging the weapons Tuesday.

He said: "I'll cut your ... head off," Cincinnati police wrote.

The exact location of the offense was not immediately available. Police records indicate it occurred in the city's District 4 area, which includes Avondale, Walnut Hills and Roselawn.

Cox has an extensive record in Hamilton County and has been arrested several times. His convictions include theft from an elderly or disabled person, trespass and possession of marijuana. More serious charges of assault and menacing were dismissed.

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