A 35-year-old woman wielding a kitchen knife while stopping traffic faces assault charges for allegedly stabbing another woman on the sidewalk in Rockville Centre, Nassau County police said.
Farah Lamarre of 101 Hempstead Ave. was arrested just after 1:30 p.m. Friday, police said.
Officers responded to a call about a woman in the middle of the street in the 100 block of Hempstead Avenue. As a sergeant approached, Lamarre ran from the street onto the sidewalk and stabbed a 26-year-old female in the shoulder, upper left arm and right hand, police said.
Lamarre then dropped to the ground, stabbing herself in the throat, police said.
She quickly got up and ran into her home, locking her door and preventing the sergeant from entering, police said.
Lamarre then came out of the house with lacerations to both wrists, but ran inside a second time, police said. When she exited for a third time, police were able to take her into custody.
She was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The victim was also taken to a hospital for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Lamarre faces charges of second-degree assault, fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest.
She will be arraigned as soon as practical, police said.