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Woman arrested for stabbing incident in Lafayette

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Posted at 9:09 AM, Dec 11, 2020

A Lafayette woman was arrested on Thursday on a charge of attempted second degree murder.

21-year-old Jerniesha Marnae Harris was arrested following and incident where she allegedly stabbed someone with a knife.

Lafayette Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Wayne Griffin says that at 8:30 am on December 10, police were called to a residence on 1100 block South Magnolia Street in reference to a stabbing.

Upon arrival, Griffin says that police found a man suffering from a stab wound to the abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital.

Police say Harris, who allegedly made the 911 call, was identified as a suspect and taken in for questioning.

She was later placed under arrest on a charge of attempted second degree murder.

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