Emergency lights flash on top of a police car. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Emergency lights flash on top of a police car. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Arrest made after assault with knife in Lemon Creek area

Alcohol was involved, police say.

This story has been updated to correctly identify Erin Rorem as a female.

A 19-year-old woman was arrested after striking two people with a knife early Saturday morning in Lemon Creek, police say, an ambulance responded to treat both of the victims’ non-life-threatening injuries.

Erin Rorem, 19, of Juneau was arrested on charges of two counts of second-degree assault, a Class B felony, and was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, according to Juneau Police Department.

At about 12:14 a.m. Saturday morning, JPD received a report that a 24-year-old woman, who police did not identify in a news release, was struck on the forearms by a knife after getting into an altercation with Rorem as they walked down Davis Avenue in the Lemon Creek area to a friend’s house together, according to JPD.

According to police, a 22-year-old man, who was also not identified, was also struck in the hand by the knife while trying to break up the altercation.

JPD public information officer Erran Kalwara told the Empire JPD does not have concerns for the public at large relating to the incident.

“Last night’s altercation was an isolated event among people who know each other. We do not have reason to believe there is any relation to the situation that occurred on the 25th,” she said.

According to the state court system, Rorem has previous alcohol-related and disorderly conduct convictions. Rorem is set for a preliminary hearing at the Juneau Courthouse on Tuesday, June 6 at 4 p.m.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807.

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