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Suspect Charged in Vernon Stabbing that Left Woman Critically Injured

Vernon police have arrested a woman in connection with a stabbing that left another woman critically injured Tuesday.

Police have arrested 32-year-old Whitney Baldwin for the stabbing, which happened on Bellevue Avenue. According to police, Baldwin and the victim were arguing when Baldwin stabbed the victim in the thigh with a folding knife. Baldwin then threw the knife away, police said.

The victim lost a lot of blood on scene and was not breathing when first responders arrived. She was rushed to Rockville General Hospital and later transported to Hartford Hospital for emergency surgery. She remains in critical condition, police said.

The victim has not been publicly identified. Police believe Baldwin and the victim knew each other and this was not a random attack.

Baldwin was charged with first-degree assault and tampering with evidence. She was released on a $125,000 bond and is due in court on Thursday.

The case remains under investigation. Any witnesses are asked to contact Vernon police.

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