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Carmen Ahmed slashed twin sister's arm with broken glass over alleged cutting comment, police say

Published On: Jun 28 2013 01:39:44 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 28 2013 05:44:01 AM EDT

An argument between twin sisters ended with one sibling slashing the other with a piece of broken glass, officials said.

Carmen Ahmed used a shard of glass from a ceiling light to cut the left forearm of her twin sister, Karima Ahmed, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, while visiting Karima's home at 704 East 5th St., Bethlehem, officials said.

Karima received 12 stiches to close the wound after she was taken to the hospital by her aunt, officials said.

Carmen broke the glass ceiling light when she threw Karima's cell phone after the two siblings had punched, pushed and shoved each other, officials said, adding that the altercation was sparked by an alleged comment Karima made to the father of Carmen's child.

Carmen Ahmed, 24, of 624 Bradley St., Bethlehem, was arraigned on charges of aggravated and simple assault and harassment and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $5,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. July 12.