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Norwalk woman accidentally stabs herself with knife while attempting to be 'dramatic'

Cary Ashby • Feb 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM

First responders treated a woman for an accidental knife wound at the scene where she reported she was attempting "to be dramatic" during an argument.

The Norwalk police and fire departments and North Central EMS responded to an Ontario Street apartment early Tuesday morning. Police received a call at 12:39 a.m. about the report of a woman who accidentally cut herself with kitchen knife.

Upon arrival, officers reported finding the woman had a "small, shallow puncture wound" on her right side. Three other subjects were there with her.

Firefighters and paramedics arrived about three minutes after police.

"However, (she) refused treatment from them, other than dressing the wound," Capt. Dave Smith said in his police report.

"All the parties at the scene were reluctant to provide any information concerning the incident at first. It was later learned (the woman) held the knife to herself during an argument in what she described as an attempt to be dramatic," Smith wrote. "She stated she accidentally pressed too hard, causing it to pierce her skin."

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