Woman charged in neighbor’s stabbing

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police have charged the woman they say stabbed four people in Norfolk Friday evening after an argument with her neighbor.

Norfolk emergency dispatchers received a 911 call around 6 p.m. about a stabbing in the 7400 block of Fenner Street, according to Officer Daniel Hudson with the Norfolk Police Department. Police and fire units responded and found a man suffering from five stab wounds to the chest and shoulder.

Helen R. Yancey (Photo by NPD)
Helen R. Yancey (Photo by NPD)

He was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, Hudson said.

Dispatchers say three other victims were stabbed, but left the scene before police arrived and did not receive medical treatment.

The woman, 53-year-old Helen R. Yancey of the 7400 block of Fenner Street, was taken into custody and charged with one count aggravated assault. She is being held in the Norfolk City Jail without bond.

Hudson said Yancey and the man are neighbors and were in an argument before the stabbing. Detectives are still investigating the incident.

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