Woman Charged In Stabbing At Brick Bar

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BRICK – A Brick woman has been charged for numerous offenses following a stabbing incident that occurred at the Arrowhead Bar on the evening of August 10, police said.

Dana P. Manuel has been charged with 2nd degree aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, 3rd degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, 3rd degree terroristic threats, 4th degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and numerous motor vehicle violations after attacking a man in the parking lot of the Arrowhead Bar.

Brick police responded to the scene after reports of a stabbing, finding a 33 year old male had been stabbed in abdomen and left arm by Manuel, who was a stranger to the victim.

Police reported that the attack was unprovoked, but Manuel was allegedly extremely intoxicated when she attacked the victim. She began by yelling at him, and then proceeded to charge at him and “chest bump” him.

Dana P. Manuel (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

Manuel stabbed the victim in the abdomen but was then tackled to the ground by the victim. When they both got up, Manuel stabbed him again in the left arm, police said. When the victim and a bystander were able to disarm her, Manuel fled the scene in a car.

Police searched for Manuel after a BOLO (be on the lookout) was put out, eventually locating her driving east on Mantoloking Road. Ptl. Feeney of the Brick Police pulled Manuel over where he noticed her blood-covered clothing and skin.

Claiming to be the victim of the bar fight, Manuel refused to comply with police and refused to perform sobriety tests.

Manuel was taken into custody, transported to Brick Hospital for treatment, and then transported to the Brick Police Headquarters.

The victim was treated on the scene by a first responder and then transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center.

Manuel is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail.