(Columbia, Pa.) A woman plunged a knife into her girlfriend’s chest, nearly stabbing her heart, during an argument this week in Columbia, police said. The stabbing happened around 12:36 a.m. Wednesday while 34-year-old Melissa Jenkins and her girlfriend were arguing in their car in the area of 14th and Lancaster Ave., according to an affidavit of probable cause. The couple got out of the car, and Jenkins pulled out a knife and stabbed her girlfriend, the affidavit said. The knife went 4–5 inches into her chest and missed all vital organs. Police said Jenkins ran off with the bloody knife in hand. Her girlfriend called 911 and was taken to the Hospital, according to the affidavit. Jenkins was arrested shortly after the stabbing, in front of a home on the 1400 block of Manor Street, the affidavit said. Police said she resisted arrest and used her body weight to rock back and forth into the transport van’s door. The van is temporarily out of service because of the damage Jenkins caused, according to the affidavit.

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