Woman dies after stabbing on Scott Drive in Wappinger; suspect in custody

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WAPPINGER — Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman on Scott Drive in Wappinger on Sunday night.

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office said a woman was stabbed at a home around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. She was taken to MidHudson Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The suspect fled the scene but was later taken into custody in the city of Poughkeepsie, police said, and there is no threat to public safety.

Melanie Chianese was fatally stabbed on Scott Drive in Wappinger on May 29, 2022.
Melanie Chianese was fatally stabbed on Scott Drive in Wappinger on May 29, 2022.

Police have not released any other details on the victim, the suspect or what led to the stabbing.

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State police, city of Poughkeepsie police, town of Poughkeepsie police and Hyde Park police also assisted. The Sheriff's Office urged anyone with information on the stabbing to contact them at (845) 486-3800, their tip line at (845) 605-2583, or dcsotips@gmail.com. All information will be kept confidential.

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This article originally appeared on Poughkeepsie Journal: Wappinger stabbing: Woman dies after attack on Scott Drive