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Woman threatened by a knife-wielding attacker

NIAGARA FALLS – A woman is a accused of tearing off another woman’s dress and threatening to stab her with a knife when she caught the other woman in a bedroom with her boyfriend at 9 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of 23rd Street.

Tierra R. Dennis, 27, of 23rd Street, was charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

The victim said she was at the house visiting her male friend and Dennis caught them in the bedroom.

Following an argument, she said Dennis completely ripped off her sundress and then displayed a large kitchen butcher knife, swinging it at her and threatening to stab her.

The victim told police she was able to kick Dennis to avoid getting stabbed and then ran downstairs and out of the house to call 911.