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Rochester woman charged after weekend stabbing

A Rochester woman has been charged with felony second-degree assault after allegedly stabbing a man during a domestic dispute.

Anika Sujanteama Bradley, 22, made her first appearance Monday in Olmsted County District Court. She remains in custody in lieu of $5,000 conditional bail and is due back in court Oct. 27.

The case began about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when police responded to 1217 4 1/2 St. N.W., where they found a 21-year-old man covered in blood on the stairway inside the building. He gave a very brief statement before being taken to the hospital, saying "some guy" stabbed him near Walgreen's.

The man had been stabbed in the thigh, striking his femoral artery, the report says, so officers followed an obvious trail of blood to an apartment. Nobody answered their knocks, so they went in to look for other victims.

No one was inside, but police found smears, drops and pooling of blood throughout the apartment and a kitchen knife on the floor of a bedroom. The blade was bent and bloody, the report says.


A witness in the building said he heard arguing, then heard a man say, "You sliced me open. Please stop! Please stop! Look at the blood! Look at the blood!" then heard a female say, "I will cut your face" or "I will stab your face," according to the complaint.

Less than an hour later, Bradley walked up to the residence and allegedly told officers she'd stabbed the man to stop him from hurting her.

The criminal complaint says the woman told officers the two had been arguing when she returned from the bar that night, which escalated into pushing and shoving. She got a knife from the kitchen, continued to argue with the victim, then reportedly stabbed the victim in the leg.

A wound to the femoral artery can result in death within five minutes; the vessel carries a large supply of blood to the body from the heart. The woman told officers she'd tied a sock around the victim's leg to stop the bleeding.

According to the complaint, the woman said the man never had a knife, and she just "lost it." A preliminary breath test administered at the scene registered .09.

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