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Woman accused of slashing Vancouver officer’s face with knife pleads not guilty

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Mariah Dickison in court Friday. (KPTV) Mariah Dickison in court Friday. (KPTV)
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A woman accused of slashing a Vancouver police officer in the face with a steak knife pleaded not guilty in court Friday.

Mariah Dickison, 26, was arraigned in court on the charge of first-degree assault.

Dickison was arrested Monday evening.

Officers responded to an assault report on the 4500 block of Northeast Plains Way in Vancouver at 9:51 p.m.

As officers approached, a witness pointed them toward Dickison, who ran away through a parking lot, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The affidavit states one officer deployed a Taser to try to stop Dickison, but it was unsuccessful.

She eventually tripped and two officers attempted to take her into custody.

Court documents state Dickson was swinging her arms wildly and struck one officer in the face with a large steak knife.

The officer was bleeding from the left side of his face due to the wound.

The officers said Dickson attempted to stab them both with the knife, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Dickson is scheduled to face trial on Oct. 2.

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