ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca Police Department officers responded to a report of physical domestic assault at just past midnight Feb. 17, 2022, on Fair Street.

Officers on the scene located a female victim who had sustained stab wound to her back. Bangs Ambulance responders evaluated the victim, but she declined additional medical treatment. The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.

Officers arrested 31-year-old Jessica Mccomb, the suspect, on the scene, who was then arraigned by Judge Peacock and released on their own recognizance with a full stay away order of protection.

Mccomb was later arrested and charged with assault in the second degree.

Zoë Freer-Hessler

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