SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.-- Authorities in the Nebraska Panhandle say a motel housekeeper defended herself from an assault using a box cutter.
Scottsbluff police say they were called to the Super 8 Motel Tuesday morning for a reported stabbing.
They say a housekeeper was cleaning a room when two guests noticed her, entered the room, and assaulted her.
The victim reportedly used a box cutter to defend herself and was able to escape as the suspects chased her.
The housekeeper went into the lobby for help and the police were called.
27-year-old Elsie Bravo and 34-year-old Rita Morales were both cited for third-degree assault.
Police say the suspects and the victim knew each other.