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Aberdeen police searching for woman accused of stabbing after dispute that started on Facebook

The Aberdeen Police Department is searching for a woman accused of stabbing another woman in the 400 block of Oak Street last week.

Ashley N. Nickson, 32, is wanted for first-degree assault in connection to the stabbing, police said.

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Police received a report of a stabbing around 5:22 p.m. Aug. 20 on Oak Street, Sgt. Shannon Persuhn said. There, they found a woman with a single stab wound in her left arm. The wound was not life-threatening, and the woman was driven to Harford Memorial Hospital for treatment.

While the investigation is still ongoing, Persuhn said police learned through preliminary investigation that the woman who was stabbed allegedly went to the house to mediate a dispute between her and Nickson’s families after a tiff on Facebook. There may or may have not been an argument, Persuhn said.

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While there, Nickson allegedly reached out of the front door to the home and stabbed the woman once with a kitchen knife, Persuhn said.

Social media quarrels bubbling over to in-person fighting is not wholly uncommon, Persuhn said.

“We get a surprising amount of fights over social media disagreements,” she said.

The police department encouraged anyone with information on the event or Nickson’s whereabouts to call Persuhn at 410-272-2121 or email her at spersuhn@aberdeenmd.gov. All tips submitted will remain confidential.

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