Police: Norwalk woman slashed person, tried to bite cop

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A Norwalk woman is accused of slashing a person with a knife at Ely Avenue, trying to bite a police officer and spitting on a hospital staff member.

A Norwalk woman is accused of slashing a person with a knife at Ely Avenue, trying to bite a police officer and spitting on a hospital staff member.

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NORWALK — A local woman was charged with assault and other offenses last week after slashing a person with a knife, according to police.

Officers were called to a home on Ely Avenue around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday for the reported assault. At the home, officers found a person bleeding out of a large wound on their arm and provided aid to control the bleeding, Norwalk Police Lt. Terry Blake said Monday.

Through the investigation, officers determined 28-year-old Erika Lahaie, of Norwalk, used a knife to assault the victim while a minor was present, according to Blake.

Police took Lahaie into custody and brought her to Norwalk Hospital for an evaluation. At the hospital, Lahaie “attempted to bite an officer and subsequently spit on hospital staff,” Blake said.

Lahaie was charged with second-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor and assault of public safety personnel. She was held on a $150,000 bond.

Lahaie remained in custody as of Monday, according to court records. She is scheduled to appear Oct. 7 in state Superior Court in Stamford.