Cops Arrest Woman After Bloody Knife Fight

Street fight allegedly started over a guy, cops say

Philadelphia Police announced the arrest of a 38-year-old woman Friday for her alleged role in a street brawl amongst a group of women in North Philly Thursday afternoon.

Jaqueline Simms of the 2000 block of N Franklin Street was arrested for allegedly being one of the stabbers in fight that apparently began over a guy at 8th and Diamond Streets around 4:45, cops said.

The fight left four women hospitalized -- including Simms, cops said.

The women used knives and sticks against each other, police said.

Simms was stabbed in the right arm during the brawl. A 16-year-old was also stabbed in the arm and a 23-year-old was stabbed in the face and forehead, cops said.

Those three women were all hospitalized in stable condition.

A fourth woman, an 18-year-old, was in critical but stable condition Friday after being stabbed in the throat and face, police said.

Simms faces assault and related charges.

The fight was part of an ongoing dispute between the women, cops said.

A nearby recreation center apparently had nothing to do with the fight, cops said.

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