Woonsocket man ar­rested af­ter al­leged stab­bing in Paw­tucket

Vic­tim treated, re­leased with non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries

Woonsocket Call - - BLACKSTONE VALLEY - By JONATHAN BISSONNETTE jbis­son­nette@paw­tuck­et­times.com

PAW­TUCKET — A Woonsocket man and a North Prov­i­dence woman are fac­ing sev­eral charges for al­legedly lur­ing a Paw­tucket man to a park­ing lot un­der the pre­tense of meet­ing for sex and then al­legedly stab­bing him sev­eral times, po­lice said.

Paw­tucket Po­lice last Fri­day morn­ing were dis­patched to 181

Gar­den St. for a re­ported stab­bing.

A 28-year-old man had been stabbed sev­eral times, and he told po­lice that he had been con­tacted on so­cial me­dia by an un­known woman to meet for a sex­ual en­counter, po­lice said. The woman picked him up and drove him to a park­ing lot near Taft

Street, where he was al­legedly am­bushed and stabbed sev­eral times by a man, po­lice said.

The vic­tim was trans­ported to Rhode Is­land Hos­pi­tal, where he was treated for non-life-threat­en­ing in­juries and later re­leased, po­lice said.

Fol­low­ing a week-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Paw­tucket Po­lice Det. Robert Car­dente, the pair of sus­pects were iden­ti­fied. Po­lice iden­ti­fied the man as Ar­mando Gon­za­lez, 31, of Woonsocket, and he was taken into cus­tody on Thurs­day by the Vi­o­lent Fugi­tive Task Force, po­lice said. Gon­za­lez’s al­leged ac­com­plice, iden­ti­fied as Chris­tine Araujo, 29, of North Prov­i­dence, was also taken into cus­tody.

Both Gon­za­lez and Araujo were charged with as­sault with in­tent to com­mit mur­der, felony as­sault, con­spir­acy, and dis­or­derly con­duct, po­lice said. Gon­za­lez was ar­raigned in Sixth District Court on Thurs­day and Araujo is sched­uled to be ar­raigned this morn­ing, po­lice said.

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