UPDATE: Two Women Arrested in Connection to Fayetteville Stabbing

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Police have released new details of the stabbing that occurred on Wednesday night in Fayetteville. 

Officers say, Melissa Briscoe, 35, and Kissie Palmer, 38, were arrested in connection to the stabbing. 

Police responded to the incident at around 7:49 p.m. to 870 S. Curtis Ave. 

When officers arrived at the scene, they said a woman had been stabbed in the arms and rib cage and a man was also stabbed in the neck.

The night before the stabbing, Briscoe, one of the suspects, told police she and Palmer were involved in a verbal dispute and a physical altercation. 

Briscoe told police Palmer threatened her and she tried to hit Palmer with a hammer but missed. She said they both fell to the ground and began to fight until someone else got in the way and broke it off.  

On Wednesday, September 19, Briscoe said Palmer threaten her and her teenage son with a knife. And in response, she told police she also got a knife. Briscoe said she began swinging at Palmer and accidentally struck a neighbor in the neck who was trying to break up the fight.  

Briscoe continued to attack Palmer and ended by cutting her, according to the preliminary report.

The report stated that Briscoe had a minor cut to her palm of her left hand that she said was an old injury. 

Briscoe faces two charges of battery in the second degree, according to the preliminary report.

Palmer faces an aggravated assault charge, according to the preliminary report. 

Both women are being held at the Washington County Jail. 

Original Story:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — Two people were stabbed in a Fayetteville neighborhood Wednesday night.

Sgt. Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department confirmed that two people were stabbed in the area of South Curtis Avenue and said that the injuries were non-life threatening.

Murphy said that when police arrived at the scene they located the victims and the suspect.

Witnesses said that the stabbing occurred at Mountain View Apartments in the area of Curtis Avenue and Huntsville Road.

No information has been provided on whether the suspect has been arrested.

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