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Minersville Stabbing Arrest

Authorities are releasing new details about Saturday’s stabbing incident at the Minersville PNA.

Police say officers were dispatched to the private club, located along Benshoff Street, during the early morning hours.

According to the affidavit, police say witnesses identified the suspect as 52-year-old Vicki Estrada, of Windber.

Police say officers observed Estrada outside the club with blood on her pants, coat and shoes.

Investigators say she reportedly became belligerent with the officers and refused their commands, and continued to do so even after she was taken into custody.

Police noted that she appeared to be heavily intoxicated at the time of her arrest.

Authorities say, according to witnesses, Estrada allegedly became “enraged” with the male victim and reportedly punched him in the stomach, prior to stabbing him.

Police say the victim, who was transported to Conemaugh Hospital by private vehicle, told officers that he did not initially realize that he had been stabbed until he noticed the blood from his wound.

Investigators say the victim suffered a 3 centimeter deep puncture wound and had to undergo surgery.

Police note that a bloody knife and set of keys, which included a “key-knife” tool, were recovered at the scene.

Authorities add that Estrada was also transported to the hospital for evaluation due to her intoxication and her claim that she was “having pain in her head from tumors.”

According to online court records, Estrada was then arraigned to the Cambria County Prison on various charges, including aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

She is being held on $350,000 bail.

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