Woman charged in downtown restaurant stabbing

AUSTIN - A woman has been charged in connection to the Sept. 10 stabbing at a downtown Subway restaurant.

Police said officers were called to the Subway at 809 Congress for the reported stabbing. According to the arrest affidavit, Roberta Huff, 53, and another woman got into a physical altercation before the stabbing. The alleged victim told police Huff started saying things to her and tried to challenge her to a fight, and that Huff began the altercation.

The alleged victim said a male employee separated the two and she sat back down. Huff allegedly then walked up to the other woman, pulled out a knife and stabbed her three times: once on her arm and twice on the side of her head.

The affidavit stated the alleged victim required several staples to close the gash on the right side of her head and that she had “a small puncture wound near left tricep.”

Police said the knife used was a folding knife with camouflaged handle with a 5-5.5 inch blade.

Huff was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  The affidavit states Huff’s bond was set at $25,000, with stipulations she have no contact with the alleged victim and stay 200 yards away from the restaurant. She is in the Travis County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

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