Police: Ex-spouse Sword-Beheads Woman in Front of Terrified Witnesses.

According to reports, a woman was slashed in the head with a sword on Thursday in front of horrified onlookers in the streets of a California Bay Area town.

The victim, a woman in her 20s with two children who has not been officially recognised by police, according to law enforcement,

know the person who killed her. According to reports, the two had been subjected to domestic violence while dating.

According to law enforcement officials, Jose Solano Landaeta of Hayward was the subject of a temporary restraining order obtained by the victim in April.

Investigators believe Landaeta returned to the location of the beheading, where he was caught and is currently being held in custody.

Deputies were called to the incident site around 11:50 a.m., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department. all day Thursday.

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