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Woman accused of using knives to threaten 18-year-old

By Tim Ruzek

Post-Bulletin, Austin MN

A 19-year-old woman allegedly grabbed two knives after threatening to kill a man last week in her Lansing Township home.

The man told deputies he twisted Sakeena Denise Allen’s right hand until she dropped the knives, then pushed her into a bedroom before calling law enforcement, according to a criminal complaint.

Allen appeared Friday in Mower District Court on single felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and making terroristic threats, court records show. Conditional bail was set at $10,000 for Allen.

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According to the complaint, two Mower County deputies responded about 4:55 p.m. Jan. 26 to a report of an assault in progress at Allen’s home at 24218 534th Ave., north of Austin.

The complaint says an argument between Allen and the 18-year-old man led Allen to allegedly tell him, "You’ll never live another day in your life." Allen then allegedly grabbed to knives in the kitchen, holding both in one hand.

Deputies reported the man had numerous injuries to his face and neck.

After being arrested at the home, Allen was placed at Austin Medical Center under a 72-hour hold for mental-health reasons, the complaint says.

Allen is scheduled to return to court Feb. 12.

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