Four victims including two 12-year-olds injured by woman with knife

Tracy Hollifield was arrested after assaulting a group of juveniles. / (KPD)
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Officials with the Knoxville Police Department said a woman was arrested after assaulting a group of juveniles.

KPD officers responded to the 100 block of Burwell Avenue before 7 p.m. Saturday.

Officials said the victims stated they were attacked by a knife-wielding woman. Police identified the suspect as Tracy Hollifield, 57.

According to police reports, Hollifield began shouting and cursing at the victim as he walked down the street. Officials said Hollifield then chased the victim and repeatedly punched him in the head.

Reports stated the victim's mother arrived at the scene of the incident and tried to intervene. Hollifield then reportedly pulled a knife with a pink handle and began to cut and stab the mother. The victim was also cut after he tried to help his mother.

KPD officers said the victim's sister saw her mother and brother being attacked and tried to help. The sister was cut on both arms, according to reports.

The victim's aunt saw her family being attacked and reportedly grabbed a baseball bat and approached the scene. The aunt was also attacked by Hollifield, who took the bat and began striking the victim and his sister, according to KPD.

According to reports, Hollifield fled the scene with the knife when she heard police sirens.

When officers arrived at the scene they said they found four victims including two 12-year-olds. The victims suffered from lacerations, wounds and other non-critical injuries, according to reports. All four victims were taken to the Children's Hospital for treatment.

Police said they found Hollifield hiding under a vehicle with the knife a short time later.

Hollifield was brought back to the scene, where she was positively identified by the victims. According to police reports, Hollifield shouted that she had "aids and herpes," and was going to "give it to the victims."

Hollifield was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated assault and public intoxication.

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