Wheelchair-bound woman arrested in slashing

BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport police say a wheelchair-bound woman slashed another woman's throat and chest yesterday during a fight outside of the YMCA.

The incident happened at around 10:30 p.m. yesterday near the intersection of Park Avenue and State Street. Police say Donna Jefferson, 52, slashed the victim with a box cutter. Jefferson told police that she was defending herself after being attacked.

Jefferson was arrested and the other woman was taken to the hospital.

Police say both women are expected to be fine.

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