(WFTS-TV) — A pregnant woman bit off part of her boyfriend’s finger during a violent confrontation at their Tampa home on Tuesday, according to Hillsborough County deputies.

The two got into an argument which turned physical shortly before 6:00 p.m. at an apartment on Hensel Lane.

According to a sheriff’s statement, the boyfriend, 22-year-old Reginald Gefferie, armed himself with a knife and pointed it at 22-year-old Junie Dieujuste while in their bathroom.

The fight continued into the bedroom, where Gefferie blocked the door with a dresser.

“The defendant then grabbed the victim by the neck with one hand pushing her up against the wall and punching her in the face,” according to the statement.

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