Daughter accused of slashing her father’s arms in Watervliet

WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A knife attack on a Watervliet man has been traced to his daughter and a knife she allegedly stole from a bar.

The incident took place around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said Jennifer Gonzalez-Ortiz, 44, was spending time at The Black Bear Inn, a Watervliet bar when she stole a knife from the kitchen.

“We believe she was in the bar at the time, and then went into the kitchen area and had taken a knife out,” Acting Watervliet Police Chief Mark Spain said.

Spain said Gonzalez-Ortiz made the five minute walk to her father’s 19th Street apartment with the knife in her hand. She’s then accused of slashing him and causing deep cuts to his forearms and elbows.

“Based on the injuries and the nature of the crime, you would think that were was probably some anger involved,” Spain said.

Spain said her father ran out of the back door to get away, and someone called 911. A short time later, Gonzalez-Ortiz was arrested without incident while covered in blood, police said.

Her father was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. His injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Gonzalez-Ortiz was charged with Assault in the First Degree, Menacing in the First Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon. She was sent to the Albany County Jail without bail.

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