A 56-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting her neighbor with a bottle of steak sauce in Hamden early Saturday morning.

Police say that at around 3:30 a.m., officers responded to the report of an aggravated assault at a home on Dix Street.

An investigation revealed that Patricia Knotts was invovled in a verbal dispute with her 55-year-old neighbor when it escalated into a physical confrontation. 

Knotts then allegedly struck her neighbor in the head with a bottle of steak sauce. The victim was bleeding profusely when she was treated at the scene by Fire Rescue. She was then taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment. 

Knotts was arrested and charged with assault. She was held on a $1,500 bond.