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Catherine Boykin

HARRISBURG, Pa.–A Harrisburg woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she stabbed her boyfriend over the weekend.

Catherine Boykin, 28, is charged with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime with intent to employ it criminally. She was arraigned  and taken to Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail

The incident happened along the 500 block of Woodbine Street just before 4 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say when officers arrived at the scene they found the victim, an unidentified 35-year-old man, with a stab wound to his back. His friends were applying pressure to his wound and the man had trouble speaking.

The victim indicated to officers that Boykin had stabbed him during a fight, according to police reports. He was taken to Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment.

Boykin fled the area before police arrived at the scene. She was taken into custody Tuesday when she showed up at Harrisburg Hospital for a laceration she sustained during the stabbing.