Coon Rapids woman accused of stabbing man with steak knife

A Coon Rapids woman is facing two felony and one gross misdemeanor charges in Anoka County District Court after she allegedly stabbed a man with a steak knife.

Elizabeth Amber Dempsey, 28, was charged Aug. 1 by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office with felony charges of 2nd-degree assault and terroristic threats and a gross misdemeanor charge of interfering with an emergency telephone call.

According to the criminal complaint, the Coon Rapids Police Department 2:45 a.m. Aug. 1 responded to a 911 hang-up at a home in the 10100 block of Palm Street. An adult male at the scene told police that Dempsey had stabbed him with a steak knife during an argument.

Officers saw and photographed a small break in the victim’s skin and a droplet of blood where Dempsey had allegedly stabbed this man.

The victim claimed that he was stabbed while trying to call 911 and that Dempsey had unplugged the phone when he was on the line, according to the complaint.

Officers found a knife hidden in the master bedroom that is the weapon suspected to have been used by Dempsey, according to the complaint.

Eric Hagen is at eric.hagen@ecm-inc.com

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