An Absecon woman was arrested after she allegedly stabbed a man in the face in Atlantic City.

Police responding to a fight between a man and a woman on the first block of North Martin Luther King Boulevard at about 11:40 this morning were met by a witness who said his friend had been stabbed in the face by a red-headed woman, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

The woman ran north on King. Officers Timothy Richvalsky and Walter Hires found the woman walking along the boulevard and stopped her.

Tanya Melton, 24, told the officers that the man punched her in the face, so she hit him with a beer bottle and stabbed him with a knife, according to the report.

The man, Donald Forth, positively identified Melton, and she was arrested.

Officer Michael Mason attended to Forth at the scene, McMenamin said. The victim was then taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s City Campus for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Melton was also found to have an active warrant out of Egg Harbor Township, McMenamin said.

She is charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Her bail is set at $50,000.

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