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Two cited in domestic case

Published December 05. 2012 05:04PM

McAdoo police have cited two people following a domestic incident in the borough on Monday, Nov. 26.

Patrolman William Curilla was dispatched to 68 N. Kennedy Drive at 5:06 a.m. for a possible assault, a male stabbed with a knife. On scene he spoke with Megan Cienawa, 28, and John Krell, 40, of Hazleton. Krell had a small puncture wound on his left arm, which he claimed was made by Cienawa stabbing him with a knife.

Cienawa claimed she acted in self-defense after Krell broke into her home and cornered her in the bedroom.

Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton arrived on scene as Cienawa locked herself in a bedroom and called 9-1-1, asking for state police to respond. She refused to respond to officers requests to open the door.

Unsure of whether or not she was still armed with the knife, Curilla kicked in the bedroom door.

State troopers Ferdinand and Parsons, from the Hazleton barracks, arrived and noted they had dealt with the couple a short time earlier, in Beaver Meadows.

Krell refused medical treatment and declined to press charges, saying he would go somewhere else for the remainder of the night.

Curilla cited both for disorderly conduct.

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