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BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington woman has been charged with attempted murder, accused of stabbing another woman 15 times Saturday morning.

The victim was taken to a Twin City hospital and later underwent surgery. Police said her injuries were serious, but not considered life-threatening.

Gwendolyn R. Calloway, 26, was jailed in lieu of $25,035 on charges of attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery, court documents said. She also was ordered to avoid contact with the victim and the address of the incident.

Police said the victim and Calloway are related.

According to court documents and police statements, the victim called police about 6:38 a.m. and said she had been stabbed by a man. Before she went into surgery, the victim told police Calloway attacked her, jumped on her, beat her and stabbed her, the victim told police.

The victim said she previously had been beaten by Calloway, who also had threatened her with a knife.

Police found Calloway in the 2000 block of Rainbow Avenue. Police said they noticed a strong odor of bleach and Calloway had a plastic knife sheath, but no knife.

The stabbing remains under investigation by the Bloomington Police Department. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Jeff Engle at 309-434-2371 or jengle@cityblm.org.

To remain anonymous, call McLean County Crime Stoppers at 309-828-1111.

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