Woman arrested in Mt. View stabbing of male relative

Zaz Hollander,Casey Grove

An Anchorage woman was arrested Monday after an early-morning stabbing in Mountain View, Anchorage police said.

Annie Matson, 26, was charged with third-degree assault after she stabbed a male family member in the leg during a fight, according to police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro. The report of the stabbing came in at 1:13 a.m. Monday at a residence in the 200 block of North Park Street, Castro said.

The fight apparently started as an argument and became physical, Castro said. The police spokeswoman would not say what type of knife Matson used, and further investigation was needed to determine how many times the 68-year-old victim was stabbed, she said.

Police and medics discovered the injured man inside the residence, Castro said. Matson had fled to a neighbor's, she said.

The man was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were initially described as not life-threatening. Still, because the man was stabbed in the leg, it could have been more serious, Castro said.

"Always, getting stabbed in the leg is a big deal, because you've got big arteries there," she said.

Both Matson and the victim were reportedly drinking, Castro said. Matson provided a breath-alcohol sample of 0.154, the police spokeswoman said.

Matson was also injured in the altercation and taken to a hospital, and police arrested her upon release, Castro said.

Reach Zaz Hollander at zhollander@adn.com or 257-4317.