Woman in critical condition after being stabbed at Burlington event center

Piedmont Triad News

BURLINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman is in critical condition after a stabbing on Saturday outside of a Burlington club, according to a Burlington Police Department news release.

Around 2:11 a.m., Burlington officers responded to the Mamba Event Center at 2371 Corporation Parkway when they were told about a large crowd at the business.

While officers were on the scene, they saw a fight between a 22-year-old Burlington woman and Tkeyah Simone Harrelson, 26, of Burlington.

During the fight, Harrelson produced a knife and began to stab the 22-year-old multiple times before retreating into the crowd, the release says.

A sergeant responded and began to assess and treat the victim’s injuries.

At that time, Harrelson returned and began to stab the 22-year-old again and hit the sergeant in the process.

The sergeant then physically removed Harrelson from the victim and arrested her. The victim was taken to a hospital where she is undergoing emergency surgery and is listed in critical condition.

The sergeant received minor injuries which did not require medical attention.

Harrelson has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

She is currently in the Alamance County Jail with a $200,000 secured bond.

The event center released the following statement:

“Our reaction to Saturday Morning was a reaction anyone with common sense would’ve reacted. It was frustrating because we work tremendously hard to ensure the safety of everyone who attend our EVENT CENTER. We do everything in our power to guarantee safety and that’s the reason why we hired the Burlington Police Department to work our Parking Lot at EACH Event.”

The BPD is actively seeking anyone with information regarding this or any other related investigation. They ask you to call them at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or by using the mobile App P3 Tips or www.p3tips.com. Tips provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.

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