West Hempstead woman faces assault charges for allegedly stabbing boyfriend

A West Hempstead woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend.
Police say the incident started with an argument between the couple inside the man's Hempstead Avenue home around 2 p.m. Thursday.
Detectives say the argument escalated when Melissa Monfort, 49, grabbed a knife and stabbed her boyfriend in the stomach.
The man was sent to the hospital and treated for a puncture wound.
Monfort is facing assault charges.