Edgewood woman charged with first- and second-degree assault

Play has now resumed for people in this Edgewood community.
"I just saw the yellow tape wrapped around where the cars are parked and the police had everything blocked off," said a man as he practiced shooting a basketball at Cunion Field in Edgewood.
The field of play on that court at turned into a field of battle Thursday evening, and a woman who did not want us to identify her by name bears the scars from it.
"This is stitches on there, but it's coming off.  They told me to come back up there if it came off."
Her 24-year old daughter, caught in the middle of the fight, which moved into the adjoining apartment complex, suffered serious injuries and was transported to the Shock Trauma Center.
"Stab wound to the head to the back and to the arm... inside out stitches," said her mother.
Edward Hopkins of the Harford County Sheriff's Office says investigators have arrested 25-year old Danielle Kirksey on assault charges after she intervened in a fight between one of her friends and another woman with potentially deadly force.
"As the girls were fighting someone displayed a knife and started swinging the knife somewhat wildly,” said Hopkins, “In the process of swinging the knife, the person who had the knife cut several other women."
While the victim we spoke with says the weapon wasn't a knife...
"A box cutter that I saw that she had in her hand."
She says there's no question she was determined to injure anyone in her path.
"Somebody was just slashing everybody.  I was just trying to break them up and she slashed me."
Deputies have questioned two other women, including one who also suffered cuts, but they have not yet been charged.
Meanwhile, Danielle Kirksey is being held tonight at the Harford County Detention Center under a bond set at a $250,000.

An Edgewood woman has been charged with first- and second-degree assault following a knife fight between several women Thursday.

Danielle Kirksey, 25, is being held in the Harford County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said the fight occurred in the 500 block of Candlewood Drive in Edgewood shortly after 6 p.m. Deputies said several women were involved in an ongoing dispute when Kirksey pulled a knife and began swinging it, injuring several people.

Tyirra Smith, 24, of the 500 block of Candlewood Drive, suffered a laceration to her forehead and was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company and transported to University of Maryland Shock Trauma. Her injury was not considered to be life threatening.

Samirah Easter, 28, of the 900 block of Topview Drive, and April Anderson, 42, of Candlewood Drive, were taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center with minor injuries.

Two additional female suspects, tentatively identified as being involved in the fight, were taken to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office’s Southern Precinct for questioning. They were later released, and charges against them are pending further investigation.

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