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The Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division works at a Gay Street home where a city woman was killed on Friday.

CUMBERLAND, Md. — A city man remained jailed Sunday following his arrest Friday minutes after he allegedly killed a woman with a homemade machete in a Gay Street apartment, according to the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit.

Travis Allen Duckworth, 44, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old city resident Krystal Rose Gallen.

Cumberland Police officers were called to the home in the 900 block about 5:20 p.m. and found Gallen dead on the floor with cuts to her head and neck, police said.

“A witness was able to provide the name and description of the suspect responsible for the attack,” police said in a news release.

Duckworth was arrested a short distance from the home and had blood on him, police said.

Duckworth was being held without bond at the Allegany County Detention Center. A bail review hearing was scheduled Monday morning, according to electronic court records.

Authorities said the investigation was continuing.

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