Assault Charge for New Canaan Woman, 39

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Police before dawn Thursday arrested a 39-year-old New Canaan woman and charged her with third-degree assault.

At about 1:39 a.m. on Aug. 13, officers were dispatched to a Summer Street home on a report of a domestic dispute between the woman and another occupant of the residence, police said.

There, police conducted an investigation and charged the woman with the misdemeanor offense.

It wasn’t clear what the dispute involved, how it turned physical, whether the arrested woman is related to the victim or what were the extent of injuries. Police declined to provide details, calling it a domestic matter.

A person is guilty of third-degree assault, according to state law, when “with intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person” or “recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person or “with criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon, a dangerous instrument or an electronic defense weapon.”

She was released after promising to appear the same day in state Superior Court.

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