A 16-year-old Jersey City girl suffered a collapsed lung this morningwhen she was stabbed by a woman claiming to be a prostitute.

Busted on aggravated assault and weapons charges was Dominique "Nini" Clark, 19, of Bidwell Avenue, police said.

According to police reports, the victim and a 19-year-old female friend had met a man last night and gone to the first-floor apartment he rents in a building on Academy Street.

As the man left to buy cigarettes, he met Clark outside the building, and when she said she was cold, he let her into his apartment, reports said.

After the man left again, an argument began between Clark, who said she wanted to be alone with him, and the two girls, who said they wanted to stay, police said. Clark, who appeared to be drunk, picked up a knife in the kitchen and stabbed the victim in the back of the left shoulder, puncturing her lung, before the girls chased her away, reports said.

Police said the victim was taken to Jersey City Medical Center, but an update on her condition was not available because a hospital spokesman said there was no record of her there.The other girl, who said she and the victim knew Clark, was also slashed on the left hand, police said. Officers found blood in the apartment, in the hallway and in the building's vestibule, reports said.

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