Lehigh Valley

Police: Woman stabs man, man pushes woman off balcony

She was charged last week in a one-car DUI wreck

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - When Allentown police responded to a West Green Street apartment Sunday to assist EMTs, they found an injured woman lying below a second-floor balcony and an injured man above.

Now, the 38-year-old woman is facing criminal charges.

Police charged Salisha M. Lakhan with two felony counts of aggravated assault and a single misdemeanor count of simple assault. Her latest arrest comes less than a week after she was arraigned on DUI charges for allegedly having a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit.

Allentown police were dispatched to the apartment in the 600 block of West Green Street just before 6 p.m. Sunday. Lakhan, who was bleeding, sustained an injury to the back of her head, according to court records.

A large kitchen knife stained with blood was on the ground next to Lakhan under a second-floor balcony. Police spotted the victim with a stab wound to his neck standing directly above Lakhan on the balcony.

Police checked the apartment for any other victims, and officers said they found a blood trail from the balcony to a bathroom. Emergency medical personnel took Lakhan and the victim to the hospital for treatment.

Investigators interviewed the victim on Monday. He told police that Lakhan stabbed him after an argument, prompting him to push her off the balcony. Court records do not specify the nature of their relationship.

District Judge Jacob Hammond arraigned Lakhan Monday night, setting bail at $100,000. She failed to post bail and was sent to Lehigh County Jail to await a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 8.

Lakhan also faces charges of driving under the influence following a March 8 wreck on Basin Street in Allentown. She was arraigned April 27 and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

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