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Police Respond To Scarsdale Home To Help Woman 'Fearing For Her Safety'

Scarsdale police arrested a woman from the Bronx after she threatened to kill her co-worker in a Hickory Lane home.
Scarsdale police arrested a woman from the Bronx after she threatened to kill her co-worker in a Hickory Lane home. Photo Credit: File

SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A Bronx woman was arrested in Scarsdale over the weekend after she attacked a co-worker and threatened her life.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, officers were dispatched to Hickory Lane in Scarsdale after callers reported that a physical altercation had taken place and the victim “feared for her safety.”

According to police, Marlene Wilson attacked her co-worker, unprompted, in the Scarsdale residence, after she entered the room, shouted curses at her, and threw water in her face. In an effort to deescalate the situation, the victim fled the room and walked up a nearby staircase. While leaving the scene, she was struck in the upper back with a glass that Wilson had been drinking from.

After striking her with the glass, Wilson reportedly grabbed her around the neck from behind and strangled her, striking her with a closed fist and scratching her in the process. She continued to shout “I will kill you” and “I will finish you right here” during the incident. Her victim said that she was unable to breathe during the struggle before she broke free and called 911 because she "feared for her safety."

Wilson’s victim would suffer lacerations to her neck and upper chest. Medical personnel were called, but she refused further treatment.

Following her arrest, Wilson required constant supervision during her detention at Scarsdale Police Headquarters. She was arraigned in Scarsdale Village Court and charged with third-degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation. Wilson was released on $180 cash bail and is due back in court on Wednesday.

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