Woman faces assault charge after threatening neighbor
A 62-year-old woman who's been banned from several downtown Rochester areas because of her panhandling and alleged harassment of pedestrians has been arrested on suspicion of assault.
Officers were called about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to the 1100 block of East Center Street for a report of an assault with a knife.
A 52-year-old man said the woman, his neighbor, had argued with him about money she believed he owed her, said Capt. John Sherwin. The suspect hit the man, the report says, then pulled out a large kitchen knife.
The man told her to put it away or he'd call police, and the woman allegedly told him she'd stab him if he called anyone.
The victim was able to get away from her and call law enforcement. A witness at the scene confirmed the story, Sherwin said, and a knife was recovered.
The Post-Bulletin typically doesn't identify suspects until they've been charged.