BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A woman was arrested early this morning for allegedly stabbing a man during a child custody exchange in the parking lot of the Kern County Sheriff’s Office headquarters.
The Sheriff’s Office said at around 12:07 a.m., the exchange was in the process of being conducted at the headquarters, located at 1350 Norris Rd., between the biological parents of the child when a third party arrived.
The department said the third party, 21-year-old Tianna Keeton, stabbed the father of the child, after which she was detained by deputies a short distance away from the parking lot. It is unknown at this time what relationship Keeton has with either or both of the biological parents.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, KCSO said. No one else was injured in the incident.
Keeton was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and willful cruelty to a child.