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NYPD Officer Stabbed in Neck With Steak Knife by Brooklyn Woman: Police

While police were talking with the woman, she lunged at an officer with a knife, stabbing him in the neck, a senior NYPD official said

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An NYPD officer was stabbed in the neck after encountering a woman inside a Brooklyn home Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to a call about a person behaving erratically inside an apartment on Sixth Avenue in Sunset Park, police said. As they arrived, cops found 29-year-old Mary Lee Jimenez and they tried to talk with her for about 20 minutes, according to police.

While they were trying to get Jimenez to go to the hospital with them, Jimenez lunged at an officer with a sharp object, police said. The attack was captured on police body camera footage, and a senior NYPD official said the object was a serrated steak knife.

The officer who was stabbed in the neck was taken to the hospital in stable condition and he was later released.

Jimenez was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, menacing and resisting arrest. She's expected in court, virtually, on Thursday.

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