Cops: Riverhead woman arrested in attempted stabbing


A 23-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after attempting to stab another woman, Riverhead Town Police said.

Police charged Tasheeya Williams with second-degree assault, a felony, shortly after the incident, according to a report. 

The victim entered the lobby of the Riverhead Police Department with a laceration on her left hand at about 3:45 p.m., police said. She told police that Ms. Williams assaulted her in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex, River Pointe Apartments on East Main Street.

Ms. Williams allegedly confronted the woman and attempted to stab her, police said. During a brief struggle, the victim suffered a laceration to her left hand. Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance members responded to the police station and transported her to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where she received stitches on her hand.

Police located Ms. Williams shortly afterward on East Main Street and she was apprehended without incident.

Ms. Williams was released on her own recognizance at her arraignment Sunday morning.

It’s unclear what reportedly provoked Ms. Williams to attack the woman, or whether the two knew each other.