RICHMOND -- A Richmond woman tried to stab her father after he tried to step in and prevent her from leaving with her 6-year-old daughter because she was intoxicated, police said.

Rachel Smith, 26, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and obstructing an officer trying to make an arrest after the Sunday night encounter, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

Police needed to restrain Smith with WRAP, a restraint system similar to seat belts, when she tried to kick out the back windows of the police car after she was taken into custody, Abetkov said.

Neither her father nor the 6-year-old girl were injured, she said.

Smith and her father had the confrontation around 7:15 p.m. Sunday in the 3900 block of Jenkins Way in the city's Parchester Village neighborhood, Abetkov said. According to police, Smith's father intervened when Smith tried to take her daughter with her.

"She was clearly intoxicated and not hearing it," Abetkov said.

Police did not say whether Smith was under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.

Smith eventually grabbed a knife and tried to stab her dad, but he fought her off without receiving a cut, Abetkov said. Smith was taken to County Jail in Richmond, and the 6-year-old girl remained with her grandpa.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh.



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