Bristol woman accused of threatening to stab, kill man

Published on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:20


BRISTOL - A city woman has been charged with threatening to stab a man to death.

Harriet Phelan, 63, of no certain address in Bristol, allegedly told a man with whom she had been living, “I’ll stab you with a knife and kill you,” according to the police report. She faces one count of second-degree threatening.

According to the report, police were called to the man’s home at about 10:50 a.m. Sunday. The man told police that Phelan had become angry with him before she made the threatening comment.

After the argument, the complainant told police, Phelan walked outside and “crawled inside” the man’s van, the report states. He told her to leave and she refused, police allege.

Police were called and arrested Phelan. She was arraigned Tuesday in Bristol Superior Court.

Court officials said she does not have any convictions on her record, noting that she used two first-time offender programs after previous arrests.

Phelan was released on a promise to appear and ordered not to contact the victim. She is due back in court on Nov. 20 to enter a plea.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:20. Updated: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:22.