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Fall River woman arrested in apparent road rage stabbing



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A woman is under arrest and charged in the daytime stabbing of another woman, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.

At approximately 3:45 pm on Friday, Brockton Police received multiple 911 calls reporting a stabbing in the vicinity of 276 Belmont Street and at the intersection of Grafton Street. Upon arrival, police and emergency medical personnel located a female victim suffering from a stab wound to the right side of her neck. She was treated on scene and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton before she was transferred by helicopter to Boston Medical Center for treatment. The 41-year-old victim is from Brockton and is not being identified.

Brockton Police contacted State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office and an investigation commenced. At approximately, 4:00 pm on Friday, 32 year old Jacqueline Mendes of Fall River, reported to the Brockton Police station and informed police that she had been involved in an incident.

State Police Detectives and Brockton Police developed information that a traffic confrontation ensued between Mendes and the female victim prior to the stabbing. Mendes allegedly stabbed the victim and re-entered her vehicle and fled the scene. Mendes was placed under arrest at Brockton Police station and charged with one count each of Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon. She is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Monday in Brockton District Court.

The incident appears to be isolated and the investigation is ongoing.

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