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One woman hospitalized, another arrested after stabbing

A woman was stabbed and another woman was arrested after an argument turned physical outside a Highland Avenue residence early Sunday, Niagara Falls Police reported.

Officers responding to a call to the 3000 block of Highland just before 5 a.m. said they saw a group of women standing on the side of the street, several of them "covered in blood." Jamika M. Hunter, 28, of 17th Street, was taken to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center with cuts to the chest, back, head and neck.

Kashmere N. Kent, 28, of Ontario Avenue, was charged with second-degree assault and taken to the hospital for treatment of a wrist injury. A woman identified as her aunt, Toni Kent, 48, also of Ontario Avenue, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay a fine.

Police said that several witnesses at the scene were uncooperative and told conflicting stories of the event. Officers said they determined that Toni Kent took the knife allegedly used in the attack and threw it over the fence of a nearby business, where it was recovered.

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