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Minnesota woman arrested for aggravated assault

By Mark Young, Islander Reporter


A Minnesota woman faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police say she threatened to attack a man with a knife Sept. 21 — the woman’s 45th birthday.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Samantha Basset was engaged in a verbal argument with the man while staying in the 1300 block of Gulf Drive North in Bradenton Beach.

The man told police at some point during the argument, the woman picked up a knife. She allegedly threatened to harm herself, but the victim said she then turned the knife on him and threatened to stab him.

The man wrestled away the knife and the woman left the residence. Bradenton Beach Police Department officers responded and located the woman in the 2500 block of Gulf Drive North.

According to the report, Basset admitted she argued with the man, but denied threatening him with a knife. She also told police she had no intention of harming herself.

She was arrested and booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,500 bond and was later released. Basset was scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Manatee County Judicial Center 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Islander news partner publisher Mike Quinn contributed to this report.

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