ASHLAND – One woman was arrested, after another woman was stabbed in Ashland this afternoon, June 6.
Ashland Police Chief Vincent Alfano said police received a call at 1:03 p.m. for a report of an injured woman near a gas station on Homer Avenue.
He said officers responded quickly and performed first aid for the woman, who lives at a rooming house at 83 Homer Avenue. Her name is not being released.
The woman told Police she was in an altercation, with another woman known to her, said the chief.
During the altercation, the woman was stabbed, said the chief. The woman suffered serious, but not life-threatened injuries, said Chief Alfano. She was conscious and is now in stable condition, he said after 8 p.m.
Within a 45 minutes to an hour investigation, Ashland Police determined the woman involved in the stabbing was Sandra Williams, 50, of Concord Street in Ashland, said Chief Alfano.
She was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife) causing bodily harm.
“There was never a threat to the general public,” said Chief Alfano. “Clearly the two knew each other.”
Ashland Police and detectives were assisted at the crime scene by Massachusetts State Police.
Chief Alfano commended his officers for their first aid performed before the fire department arrived on the scene, and for the department’s quick arrest.
“Our officers made an arrest in a relatively short amount of time,” said the chief
“The fire department did an excellent job in treating the victim,” added Chief Alfano.