Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Woman charged in N. Philly knife fight

Police have arrested a woman for her role in a chaotic knife fight that put four women in the hospital yesterday.

Woman charged in N. Philly knife fight

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Police have arrested a woman for her role in a chaotic knife fight that put four women in the hospital yesterday.

Jaqueline Simms, 38, lives on the 2000 block of N. Franklin Street, around the corner from where the melee erupted around 3:40 Thursday afternoon. Four women were taken to Temple University Hospital, one stabbed in the neck and another in the arm. None of the injuries are life-threatening.

Police believe the fight was between two groups of women, and had something to do with a man.

Simms was charged Thursday with aggravated assault and other offenses.

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Mike Newall has been covering Philly crime, cops and mayhem since 2007, beginning with his work with the Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly.

He joined the Inquirer’s New Jersey Bureau in 2010, reporting extensively on violence in Camden, and has been back on the Philly crime beat since April, where he finds the people and the stories behind the daily crime blotter.

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