Kirkland police investigating possible road rage incident

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CLINTON— Kirkland police are investigating an alleged possible assault that took place in Clinton on or near the Village Green around 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Police sources said they were flagged down by a person near the Village Green who introduced them to a woman, sitting in her car who told police she was the victim of an attack. The victim said she was being followed along Route 12 from Utica to Clinton. While stopped in the heart of the village the woman following the victim approached the drivers side window where a verbal confrontation turned suddenly violent, police said, adding that the suspect then fled the area.

"The victim told me the woman pulled her hair and hit her with her fist in the face about six times while yelling about being cut-off," said Officer Shawn Occhipinti of the Kirkland Police Department.

Police are looking for the suspect who is described as an older white female, driving a black four-door sedan. The letters "HTK" were reported as a partial New York State license plate number, according to police.

Police also say depending on the victim's injuries the suspect, if caught, could be charged with assault.

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