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Woman charged in connection with stabbing of Denver officer

The officer was seriously hurt in the Jan. 6 incident but is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

DENVER — A 38-year-old woman accused of stabbing a Denver Police officer multiple times has been charged with four felony counts related to the Jan. 6 incident, the Denver District Attorney's Office announced.

Alicia Esquibel faces:

  • One count of first-degree criminal attempt to commit murder 
  • Two counts of first-degree assault
  • Committing a crime of violence, which is a sentence enhancing charge.

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The injured officer was attempting to take a different person into custody for trespassing and harassment at a hotel located at 620 N. Federal Blvd when Denver Police said Esquibel is accused of approaching the officer from behind, producing a knife and stabbing the officer in his chest/torso multiple times.

She was arrested at the scene.

The officer was seriously injured, but has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

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