Woman randomly stabbed in the head at West Hartford CVS

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WEST HARTFORD - A woman was stabbed by another random woman at a CVS store early Friday morning.

Police said Gloria Drummer, 57, stabbed a 27-year-old several times in the head inside the CVS store at 1099 New Britain Ave. around 1 a.m. The two did not know each other.

Police said Drummer was seen mumbling and asking for cigarettes from customers, including the victim. When the victim walked out of the store, police said Drummer suddenly stabbed her in the head with a 10-inch butcher knife, opening up a 1-inch gash on the victim's head which later needed three staples to close.

After the victim's boyfriend rushed in to help, Drummer then walked across the street to take a seat at a bus stop where police arrested her.

"She was rambling on and also said just take me to jail, take me to jail for what I did," Lt. Ted Stoneburner said.

Police believe she may have emotional issues and she was taken to John Dempsey Hospital at the University of Connecticut Health Center for evaluation. At her arraignment, her attorney said she had a history with mental health problems.

Drummer was charged her with assault in the first degree and breach of peace. Her bond was set at $350,000.

The victim was transported to a hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time.