Woman stabbed, arrested after allegedly forcing her way into apartment

Madison Police Department squad car

MADISON, Wis. — Two people were arrested Saturday after they allegedly forced their way into an apartment and one of them was stabbed.

Madison police said the incident occurred just before 8:45 p.m. A woman and her brother reportedly went to an apartment in the 1900 block of Northport Drive to settle an argument about something that was said at a birthday party.

The male resident reportedly heard the woman outside his door. Police said he opened the door, pushed the woman away, and told her to leave. At this point, the woman’s brother allegedly entered the apartment and began fighting with the male resident, while the woman allegedly attacked the female resident.

Police said the male resident wanted to help the female resident, his girlfriend, but he couldn’t get away from the male suspect. However, he was able to grab a kitchen knife with one hand while fighting the suspect. He reportedly began swinging the knife, stabbing the female suspect in her abdomen and her right elbow. The suspects then reportedly ran out of the building.

Officers later found the female suspect in a parking lot and she was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Once she is released, police said she will be arrested and faces charges of damage to property, two counts of disorderly conduct, battery and residential burglary.

The male suspect was arrested and faces a charge of disorderly conduct.

News 3 Now is not naming the suspects at this time as part of a policy not to name suspects until they have been formally charged in court.