Attempted murder charge for Altoona woman in connection with stabbing

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Sara Tomforde (WHO 13)

ALTOONA, Iowa — An Altoona woman has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing late Monday night.

Officers with the Altoona Police Department responded to an apartment building at 445 2nd St. NW around 11:44 p.m. on reports of a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a 54-year-old male with stab wounds and blunt force trauma.

The suspect was identified quickly as 39-year-old Sara Tomforde and she was taken into custody after a brief negotiation with officers. She was evaluated at a local hospital before being booked into the Polk County Jail.

Tomforde is now charged with attempted murder, three counts of willful injury-serious injury, and going armed with intent.

The victim was transported to metro hospital for treatment but his condition has not been released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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