Monroe woman arrested for allegedly stabbing boyfriend

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Monroe woman is behind bars after police say she stabbed her boyfriend with a steak knife.

Police say early Sunday morning, Paula Smith and her live-in boyfriend got in an argument. That's when she allegedly armed herself with the steak knife.

While she did, the arrest report says her boyfriend threw a beer bottle at her and grabbed a hammer.

Smith then allegedly stabbed the man three times in the chest, arm and back.

Police said she then left the apartment, where she was confronted by another woman who wrestled the knife out of her hands.

Smith was arrested and charged with aggravated second degree battery.