Woman charged with stabbing 2 police officers in New Jersey

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Monday, July 8, 2019
Woman charged with stabbing 2 police officers in Newark
Michelle Charlesworth has details on new video showing the confrontation leading up to the attack.

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Authorities say a woman is under arrest for stabbing two police officers in Newark.

Police body cam video released over the weekend shows how the incident unfolded.

At about 1:20 a.m. on July 4, officers responded to a home in the Central Ward after a report of an emotionally disturbed person who reportedly had been acting violently and irrational.

The woman yelled obscenities and threats towards the officers who responded, but tried to leave the area before EMS arrived, according to the Newark police department.

Police say that when one of the officers stood in front of her to prevent her from leaving, she stabbed him with a knife in the left forearm. The second officer was also stabbed in the right leg.

The woman was arrested without further incident.

The 31-year-old woman was charged with aggravated assault against a police officer, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

She was taken to University Hospital for crisis evaluation. Both officers were also transported to University Hospital for treatment of their injuries.


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