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Women charged with aggravated assault in Fargo stabbings



FARGO, N.D.  — A woman accused of stabbing three people in downtown Fargo is facing three felony counts.

Ashley Larson, 30, is charged in East Central District Court with three counts of aggravated assault. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 16.

Larson was arrested Thursday after a 4-hour standoff with police while she was barricaded inside a vehicle belonging to one of the victims. She was medically cleared at a hospital and taken to the Cass County Jail.

Larson’s public defender could not be reached for comment on Saturday. Larson has no permanent address, police said.

Authorities said Larson stabbed a man she knew at a Fargo residence and then went to the Mexican Village restaurant where she got into an SUV in the parking lot and stabbed two women.

Debra Schreiner was having lunch with a friend in the restaurant when the stabbings in the parking lot occurred. Schreiner said she ran outside and helped the mother and daughter get into the restaurant and tended to their injuries before paramedics arrived.

The three people stabbed were treated for injuries and released.