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Woman stabbed on Central Street in Watertown


Watertown police arrested a Central Street man on felony assault and weapons charges after he allegedly stabbed one woman and injured another during a domestic dispute Thursday morning.

Lisandro Torres, 34, of 132 Central St., is accused of stabbing Alicia E. Hollenbeck, 20, of 27634 Route 283, Black River, in the upper torso with an unspecified knife. Mr. Torres’s live-in girlfriend, whose name was not released, also was injured during the argument, police said. Both women were taken by ambulance to Samaritan Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Mr. Torres fled on foot from the duplex but later turned himself in, according to a news release issued Thursday afternoon.

He was charged with one count each of second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Additional charges are pending, said police, who were not providing any other details. Several officers were called to the scene.

Both victims were conscious when they were taken to the hospital, neighbor Mary Bridgette said.

She said a friend of hers was being assaulted by her boyfriend when he turned around and stabbed the woman’s niece in the shoulder. The friend told Ms. Bridgette that she had an injury to her head, caused by the boyfriend ramming her head against a metal porch post.

“I was having coffee and breakfast when I heard all the commotion,” Ms. Bridgette said, adding that she went over to the house to see what had happened after a friend told her about it.

State police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the search for Mr. Torres, who turned himself in near North Rutland and Bronson streets.

Watertown city firefighters assisted at the scene.

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