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Springfield Woman Arrested after Indian Orchard Attack

Dyanasia Rivera

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A Springfield woman is under arrest after allegedly assaulting and stabbing another woman after she got off a bus.

Police say that an 18-year-old woman was walking home down Hampden Street in Indian Orchard after getting off a bus around 11:30 Monday night when she saw two women following her.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney says that the victim turned around and noticed one of the two woman, identified by police as 19-year-old Dyanasia Rivera, as someone living in her neighborhood.

Rivera allegedly told the victim to stop looking at her, because Rivera “had a bad day,” then she began to attack the victim and beating her in the middle of the street.

The victim was also stabbed several times on her back and chest, as well as above her eyebrow and neck. She was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she got some stitches and was released.

Police were able to talk to the victim, who told them where Rivera lived and police found her a short time later staying with her boyfriend and her parents.

Rivera was arrested without incident and charged with assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. She is set to be arraigned Tuesday in Springfield District Court.

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