Detective stops woman from stabbing another woman

Posted at 1:03 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-03 12:41:54-04

A Cheektowaga woman is facing charges of assault, weapons possession and menacing a police officer after police say she tried to stab a Buffalo woman to death.

Investigators say the altercation took place around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex on Alpine place. The female victim, a 35 year-old Buffalo woman, stepped in when the suspect, Brenda Collins, starting hitting the victim's 67-year-old father. At one point, police say Collins grabbed a knife and began chasing the victim, yelling "I'm going to slit your throat and kill you."

Cheektowaga Police say Detective Mark Jedd arrived to find Collins chasing the victim with a 12-inch steak knife. Jedd ordered Collins to drop the knife. Instead, police say Collins pointed the knife at Jedd. When he ordered her to drop the knife a second time, she did.

Collins was arraigned Wednesday morning in Cheektowaga Town Court and sent to jail on $1,500 bail.