Woman charged in knife incident

Posted: November 23, 2012

The Winchester Star

Zarita Washington

WINCHESTER — A local woman was arrested earlier this week following an alleged stabbing incident.

According to a press release from Winchester Police Department, Zarita Washington was taken into custody Tuesday evening after allegedly thrusting a knife toward a victim, threatening to stab him, and pushing a police officer in the 400 block of Chase Street.

No injuries were reported.

Washington, 21, was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and malicious wounding, according to the release.

Officers responded to a report of domestic assault at approximately 5 p.m., the release states.

Upon arrival on the scene, Washington allegedly pushed an officer and continued to make “threatening gestures” before being arrested.

— Contact Conor Gallagher at cgallagher@winchesterstar.com