Woman arrested in bizarre hatchet slashing incident in Manhattan

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police have arrested a woman who slashed a victim with a hatchet inside a Manhattan apartment, before climbing down a fire escape and hiding in a freight elevator.

Officials say the 28-year-old female victim and the 22-year-old suspect were both inside a building on East 85th Street at the time of the incident on Monday.

They say neither the victim or the suspect lived there and that they were visiting a mutual friend.

Police say the two women got into a fight and the suspect slashed the victim in the leg with a hatchet.



They say the suspect then fled to the roof of the building and climbed down the fire escape.

According to officials, the suspect then got on a bus, along First Avenue. She then gets off at East 86th Street and barricades herself inside a freight elevator.

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Officers recovered an AK-47 magazine with 17 live rounds in it and one loose round inside Teague's shopping bag. A scale used for drug paraphernalia was also recovered from Teague's backpack.



NYPD ESU then responds to the scene and removes the suspect from the elevator.

Police say the charges against the woman are pending.

A hatchet was recovered at the scene.

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