Woman charged in stabbing

Published 2:34 pm Monday, May 24, 2021

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A Portsmouth woman has been charged in a stabbing that happened on Sunday.

Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to the report of the stabbing at 5:09 p.m. in the 1200 block of Blythewood Lane, according to a city press release.

Officers spoke to two women who said they were involved in a verbal altercation with a woman they knew, the press release stated. The suspect displayed a knife and began swinging it at the two victims, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. One was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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The suspect left the scene, and officers located her in the 1000 block of Lake Kennedy Drive. She was also transported to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Police arrested Emoni Shadai Grace Murphy, 22, of Portsmouth, on charges of felonious assault and attempt to commit non-capital offense.