Shelby Soberano

Shelby Soberano

A Lancaster woman was arrested after a late-night stabbing about a block from Lafayette Elementary School, according to police.

The alleged victim, 32, was stabbed in the left thigh, police said. Police did not release the identity of the man but said his injuries did not appear to be serious.

The incident in the 200 block of Hershey Avenue was reported at 1:38 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Shelby Soberano, 24, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, endangering the welfare of children and resisting arrest.

According to police, Soberano struck the man in the face with her fists, scratched him near his right eye and stabbed him in the leg with a paring knife.

The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said Soberano tried to avoid arrest by using her 6-month-old child as a shield. She also punched the man while holding the child, police said.

She made several attempts to break free from police custody and tried to kick police officers several times, according to the report. She also tried to injure herself by banging her head in the back of a police vehicle, police said.

Soberano was taken to a hospital for observation before being transported to the police station for processing. She was later arraigned and committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.