Paul Charles: Man in Palm Beach standoff stabbed ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend, Boca police say

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Boca Raton Police have arrested a man involved in a standoff Monday on Palm Beach after they say he called officers to confess to a knife attack and apologized profusely.

Paul Charles, 24, of Lantana, was arrested and is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend.

Boca Raton officers responded to a reports of a stabbing Monday along the 5300 block of NW 5th Avenue around noon. Officers found a male victim lying unconscious on a nearby lawn and a female victim inside a residence.

The female victim told officers her ex-boyfriend, Charles, arrived at her house, let himself in and confronted her about childcare issues, according to a police report.

Police said Charles then produced a knife and stabbed his ex and her current boyfriend, who ran to a neighbor's house to get help. Both victims were then taken to Delray Medical Center.

When police arrived to the scene, Charles had already fled. A short time later, Boca Raton police dispatch received a call from Charles, who confessed to the crime and apologized profusely.

Palm Beach police then became involved after locating Charles in the water, holding a knife, screaming and making hand gestures, police said.  

A standoff ensued that led to authorities blocking the area north of Mockingbird Trail at North Ocean Boulevard.  Around 5:30 p.m., Charles was finally taken into custody.

Along with the knife, detectives also found a bloody shirt in Charles' car nearby, the report states. 

Charles is charged with armed burglary and attempted felony murder. 

His ex-girlfriend was treated and released from the hospital. The male stabbing victim remains in intensive care.

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