Girlfriend recovering from face injuries in 'axe attack'

Harlingen Police Department: Luis Aguilar Perales

A 53-year-old man was arrested after he attacked his girlfriend with an axe, according to Harlingen police.

Authorities said the attack happened early Friday morning at a ~get together TM.

According to the victim, Luis Aguilar Perales was upset with her because she had gone out with friends the night before.

That TMs when he assaulted her with the axe.

Police said she sustained minor injuries to her face.

Investigators took Perales into custody at his house near the 2000 block of Tucker Road.

He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

His bond is set at $25,000.