Police arrested a Palm Beach Gardens woman for allegedly stabbing a teenaged girl, and later attempting suicide by stabbing herself.
This morning, 21-year-old Carol Ann Geberin is under police surveillance at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. She is facing aggravated battery charges.
Palm Beach Gardens Police say they learned of the incident, when they were dispatched around 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the 5000 block of Hood Road in response to a suicide call.
The responding officers met with a 17-year-old girl, who said Geberin had repeatedly stabbed herself in the stomach during an incident between the two, according to the arrest report.
The girl, whose name was withheld in the report, said Geberin ran into the teen’s house Thursday afternoon, grabbed a “fillet knife” and put it to the teen’s throat. As the teen tried to take the knife away from Geberin, the woman stabbed the girl in the right forearm, she said.
The teen said she managed to run away, but Geberin caught up with her and slammed her on the ground. As the teen got back up and ran toward a friend’s car, she said she saw Geberin stabbing herself in the stomach.
Before leaving, Geberin allegedly caught up with the teen, grabbed her by her hair as she said she loved her and then began punching the teen in the face. The teen was driven away from the scene by a friend.
Officers found Geberin in the 9000 block of Highland Pines Boulevard in suburban Palm Beach Gardens. They rushed her to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center after noticing that she had “two visible puncture wounds.”
But doctors there learned that her “self-inflicted wounds” were not superficial, and instead rushed her to St. Mary’s.
Geberin underwent surgery at the hospital, where she is currently under observation by doctors and surveillance by police, the report said.