🔴 Police found a woman with several stab wounds on Central Avenue in Dover

🔴 The 49-year-old woman was treated at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and released

🔴 Lisa K. Perry was charged with assault and is being held pending arraignment Monday

A woman was arrested in Portsmouth in connection with a stabbing in Dover Friday morning.

Dover Police responded to a report of an assault with an edged weapon in back of Planet Fitness on Central Avenue around 10:10 a.m., and found a 49-year-old woman with several cuts. She was treated and released from Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

The suspect, Lisa K. Perry, 51, of Portsmouth, was arrested in the afternoon and charged with first degree assault. She refused bail and was transferred to Strafford County House of Corrections. She will be arraigned in Strafford County Superior Court on Monday.

An initial investigation has determined Perry and her victim knew each other, and the motive for the assault appears to be drug-related.

Dover Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call 603-742-4646. Anonymous tips may be called into the Dover Crimeline at 603-749-6000 or at dovernhcrimeline.org.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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