Woman arrested after alleged stabbing, standoff with Rockford police


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police ended a standoff with an armed suspect peacefully Friday evening.

Police were called to the 1300 block of Parmele St. around 5:25 p.m. for a report of a stabbing victim.

A woman at the scene was said to have suffered a non-life threatening stab wound to her neck, according to police.

The suspect, 54-year-old Baeta Kowalczyk, is in custody after police say they negotiated a peaceful surrender. She is charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon.

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