Bronx man charged with stabbing woman

Bronx man charged with stabbing woman

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A man is under arrest for the stabbing attack of a woman in the Bronx Saturday night.

37-year-old Guillermo Melendez was charged Sunday with attempted murder after brutally stabbing the 35-year-old victim, who suffered cuts to her neck, hand, chest and legs.

Authorities say officers were flagged down by another woman who reported the assault inside the apartment at 560 Morris Avenue in the Melrose section.

When the officers arrived, two officers saw Melendez stabbing the victim about the torso and legs. The officers ordered him to stop and when didn’t comply, one officer shot one round and struck Melendez in the torso.

The woman was rushed to Lincoln Hospital where she is listed in critical, but stable, condition. Both officers were taken to Jacobi Hospital for tinnitus and later released.

Charges against Melendez are pending and the investigation is ongoing. Police released a photo of the suspect's 11" knife used in the assault.

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