Woman accused of slashing a mother and daughter with a knife in Warwick


This is a photo of Shania Vincent of Warwick. (Cranston Police Department)

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — A mother and daughter were allegedly stabbed Sunday by the current girlfriend of the daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Alto Street.

Police said the female suspect, identified as 23-year-old Shania Vincent of Warwick, allegedly slashed both women with a knife during an argument.

The women were standing outside of a car that the ex-boyfriend and suspect were sitting in.

An argument broke out, and the Vincent allegedly reached out of the car window and slashed the women with a pocket knife.

The suspect and the ex-boyfriend then fled the scene in a Jeep Liberty with Rhode Island plates.

The victims’ wounds were treated on the scene by members of the Cranston Fire Department.

Just before noon, an officer from the Warwick Police Department located the Jeep in a parking lot of a local business.

Vincent was detained and a knife was seized from the car.

She was then positively identified by the victims.

Vincent was brought to Cranston Police Headquarters, where she was put into custody.

Soon, she will be arraigned by a Justice of the Peace for the following charges:

  • two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon
  • disorderly conduct





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