(MENAFN - Jordan Times) A Jordanian woman was killed on Saturday in Alexandria, Egypt, on the backdrop of family disputes, according to an official at the Kingdom's embassy in Cairo.
The official, who spoke to the Jordan Times on condition of anonymity, said the victim, identified by the embassy as Hala Assem, was married to an Egyptian citizen.
Assem reportedly ran away from her house and headed to the main train station in Alexandria, where her husband followed her and stabbed her to death, the embassy official added, citing the Egyptian state attorney general.
"He was arrested later by the Egyptian police and is being held two weeks for interrogation, after which he will be referred to the general prosecution," the official said, adding that the embassy had alerted the foreign ministry about the case in order to inform the victim's family.
None of Assem's relatives has contacted the embassy, the official noted, stressing that the embassy staff is following up on the case with Egyptian law enforcement in order to gather more details about the murder.