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Cheektowaga detective confronts knife-wielding woman

A Cheektowaga woman found chasing another woman with a steak knife Tuesday afternoon later pointed the knife at a detective who arrived to stop her, according to Cheektowaga police.

Police were called to a home on Alpine Place, near the Buffalo-Cheektowaga border, at 2:30 p.m. for the report of a knife-wielding woman chasing a man outside.

When Detective Mark Jedd arrived, he found Brenda Collins, 52, chasing a 35-year-old Buffalo woman, Cheektowaga police said Wednesday.

Jedd pulled his gun and ordered Collins to drop the knife. At first, Collins didn’t drop the knife, but pointed it toward the detective, according to police.

She then complied with Jedd’s order and dropped the knife. Another detective arrived and took Collins into custody, police said.

The female victim told police her 67-year-old father, who lived in the same apartment complex as Collins, had an argument with Collins and Collins had hit her father.

The woman told police she stepped in to help her father and Collins went into her apartment and came back with a knife.

Collins yelled at the woman and threatened to slit her throat, the victim told police.

Police charged Collins with assault, menacing a police officer and criminal possession of a weapon. She was arraigned Wednesday morning and held on $1,500 cash bail.


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