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Siblings' butter spat turned violent

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash., June 22 (UPI) -- Police in Washington state said a 17-year-old girl allegedly attacked her brother with a knife-edged spatula during an argument about butter.

East Wenatchee police said the 21-year-old man had approached his 17-year-old sister June 6 while she was making macaroni and cheese and asked if she was using real butter or margarine, the Wenatchee (Wash.) World reported Tuesday.

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"They began to argue over the difference of real butter to margarine," Officer Carrie Knouf wrote in her report.

Knouf said the argument became a shoving match and the brother then claims his sister tried to cut his neck with the serrated knife edge of a barbecue spatula.

The girl, who was charged June 10 with fourth-degree assault, did not show up for a Wednesday hearing, authorities said. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

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