Stabbing in Port St. Lucie investigated

PORT ST. LUCIE —  Just before noon, Port St. Lucie police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 2200 block of Genoa Street.

According to Acting Assistant Port St. Lucie Chief Lieutenant William Vega, a couple had an altercation that became physical, and the man stabbed the woman in the stomach.

She reportedly ran to a neighbor's house and the police were called.

Vega says police tried contacting the man by calling his cell phone and by a "throw" phone placed in the house, but they had no response.

Later in the afternoon, police saw the man in a room where he seemed to be in bad physical shape.

According to police, he had slit his wrists, so at about 3:30 p.m. police went inside and removed him by ambulance.

He was transported to a local hospital and faces and attempted murder charge. The woman has undergone emergency surgery.

Police initially thought the man and woman were married, but now don't believe that's the case.

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