Assault suspect taken into custody

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Birmingham Police Department says they have arrested a man in relation to an assault that took place on Sunday.

48-year-old Wendell Booth was arrested and charged with Assault in relation to an incident that occurred in the 7900 block of 1st Avenue North at 12:50 a.m.

Officers patrolling that night noticed an altercation between a female victim and the suspect. After intervening, officers took the suspect into custody and found that the suspect had chased the victim before stabbing her.

The victim was taken to UAB Hospital for treatment for her stab wounds. She is expected to recover from her injuries.

Booth is being held in the Jefferson County Jail.

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