Machete stabbing at Galveston shelter: 26-year-old suspect released from UTMB and charged in connection with incident, police say

Thursday June 20, 2024 9:11 p.m.

Police responded to the area near the Galveston County Crisis and Resource Center, where they were told a woman with a machete had stabbed someone.

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 26-year-old woman is currently in the Galveston County Jail after allegedly stabbing someone with a machete at a Galveston shelter earlier this month.

Naaja Young faces three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of arson for the June 5 incident in which a woman was stabbed at a shelter, police confirmed Thursday.

The arson charge stemmed from Young allegedly trying to set fire to a couch inside the shelter.

Police said after the stabbing, Young went out into the street. The officers drove their vehicles toward her from both sides of the street, and she ended up running toward the first car and hitting it.

ABC13 learned she turned toward the next car and hit its window. This officer pulled out his gun and fired.

Three weeks after the incident, the Galveston Police Department announced that Young was released from UTMB Health on June 17 and was in police custody.

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