Woman stabs boyfriend with kitchen knife in Hancock

A Delaware County man has serious injuries after his girlfriend stabbed him with a kitchen knife in a home in Hancock on Monday, Feb. 23, police say. 

Left: Niki M. Patire. Photo via the New York State Police. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Niki M. Patire is being held without bail in the Delaware County Jail on first degree felony assault charges, according to a State Police press release. She assaulted her 35-year-old boyfriend early Monday afternoon, police say. 

Nathan Riegal, a state police spokesman, said that the victim's identity is being withheld to protect him, and that there is currently no more information available about the case. 

Patire has been arrested for violence before. On July 28, 2014, she was arrested and charged with misdemeanor menacing after reportedly swinging a two-by-four piece of lumber at two other people during a brawl in front of the Hancock Town House on Main Street Hancock. 

A business, NMP Home Care Assistance LLP, is registered under Patire's name at her Hancock address.