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Police: Woman charged with stabbing 2 Newark police officers

NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities say a woman has been charged with stabbing two New Jersey police officers who were trying to take her to the hospital on the Fourth of July.

Newark Public Safety officials said officers responded to a report of someone “acting violently and irrational.” Police say the woman stabbed an officer in the forearm after he tried to block her from leaving before the arrival of emergency medical services. A second officer, they said, was stabbed in the right leg before the woman was arrested. Both were taken to University hospital for treatment. Police provided links to body camera footage of the encounter.

Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said the 31-year-old woman, whose name wasn’t released, faces two counts of aggravated assault against a police officer and weapons charges.

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