Willimantic Stabbing Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

Willimantic police have charged a man with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing Saturday night.

Angel Alvarez, 53, of Willimantic faces charges of criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault, violation of a protective order, and disorderly conduct.

Police said they responded to a report of a domestic dispute around 10:50 p.m. When they arrived they found a female victim outside with multiple stab wounds to her back. She was taken to Windham Hospital for treatment, then airlifted to Hartford Hospital. She is listed in critical condition, police said.

The victim has not been publicly identified.

Alvarez was arrested on scene. The Willimantic Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the incident.

Alvarez is being held on a $1 million bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 26, 2016.

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