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Woman accused of trying to stab man at Homewood laundromat, threatening police

October 3, 2018

Sandra Roberts (Credit: WPXI-TV)

A 25-year-old woman is accused of trying to stab a man in a Homewood laundromat and then fighting with police.

The incident happened Thursday at the Frankstown Laundromat. The suspect, Sandra Roberts, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on $5,000 bond, according to court records.

The Trib’s news partner, WPXI-TV, reported that laundromat owner Jerrold Wilbore said Roberts had a knife in her hand and made a move as though she were going to stab the man, who was doing his laundry.

The man was not hurt, the station reported. He did not know Roberts.

According to WPXI, when police arrived, Roberts became violent and knocked an officer’s body camera off his uniform. She allegedly told an officer she was going to kill him and spat on him.

Pittsburgh police charged Roberts with aggravated harassment by a prisoner, terroristic threats, simple assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

She is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 8 a.m. Oct. 9, according to court records.

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