MANKATO — A Mankato woman allegedly cut a woman and a child with a knife during a fight at a Mankato hotel.

Patience Nichole Brown Walker, 32, of Mankato, was charged with felony assault Friday in Blue Earth County District Court.

Mankato police were called to a confrontation during a child’s birthday party at the Super 8 on Highway 169 just after 6 p.m. Thursday.

A woman said Walker pulled her to the ground by her hair, threatened to kill her, pulled out a box cutter blade and slashed her as well as her young son.

Both victims had minor cuts, according to the court complaint. The boy was taken to the Mankato hospital as a precaution, Mankato Department of Public Safety Associate Director Dan Schisel said.

Walker reportedly told police she was only trying to scare the other woman and didn’t mean to hurt her with the knife.

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