Sherman Police have opened an aggravated assault investigation after a reporter of a woman being injured in a knife fight Monday morning.


Sgt. Brett Mullen said officers were dispatched to Wilson N. Jones Regional Medical Center shortly after midnight, following a call from hospital staff, who reported the arrival of a female patient with a possible stab wound. Officers made contact with the woman and learned that she was injured after trying to end a dispute between two men in the 900 block of E. Wells Avenue.


Police said the victim knew the to men.


“The victim was cut on the hand while attempting to break up two males who were engaged in a knife fight,” Mullen said.


Both men fled the scene on foot, but Mullen said their identities are known to investigator and both could face a possible charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.


“If you have to defend yourself, you have to defend yourself, but when an incident like this — one with weapons involved — starts, the best thing is to get away from the situation and call the police,” Mullen said.


The case remains under investigation.


Drew Smith is the crime and emergency reporter for the Herald Democrat. Contact him at asmith@heralddemocrat.com.