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Woman stabbed after New Year's Day bar argument in Racine

A 26-year-old woman from Kenosha was stabbed by an acquaintance at a Racine bar on New Year's Day after an argument. Police say the victim had to be treated for serious injuries.

Police say the incident occurred just before 8 a.m. in an apartment parking lot in Mount Pleasant on New Year's Day. 

The incident occurred on Jan. 1, but the suspect was not located until Jan. 5 when police located Melissa Bernal at a Mount Pleasant laundromat. 

Police arrested Bernal, a 30-year-old woman from Mount Pleasant. Charges will be forwarded to the Racine County District Attorney's office for 1st-Degree Reckless Injury.

The victim is expected to recover from her injuries, police say.


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