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Alaska Native woman survives domestic attack

An Alaska Native woman suffered severe injuries in a domestic violence incident that could have been worse had she not secretly dialed 911 to alert the police.

Grace Oomittuk, 21, was in her garage when she feared an attack by her ex-boyfriend, Tariek Oviok, 23. She used her mother's cell phone, which was hidden in her pocked, to dial 911.

The police showed up but not before Oviok allegedly attacked Oomittuk with a metal razor and a bat. He was charged with attempted murder and assault in the first and second degrees.

The couple met while they lived in Point Hope, an Eskimo village. They have two young children together. Oomittuk said the relationship has always been abusive.

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Secret 911 call leads cops to assault (The Anchorage Daily News 1/19)