NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Police say one person is dead, and another was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, after a stabbing inside a North Providence home Tuesday evening.
Deputy Police Chief Arthur Martins says officers responded to the scene around 5 p.m. after a woman who lives at the Gale Court residence came home and found both males suffering from stab wounds.
One male was found unresponsive and police said he appeared to have been stabbed with a “sharp instrument.” He was later pronounced dead.
Martins said a second male was found with serious injuries. Police believe he was suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds to the neck and throat.
According to police, responding officers witnessed the male attempting to remove a knife from his wound. Martins said the man was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where he is suffering from potentially life-threatening injuries.
North Providence Police have not released the identities of the two men because they are waiting until all family members are notified. When asked about the relationship between the two men, police would not comment. There is no word right now on a motive in this case.
Tiffany Diosa’s mother lives next door to the residence. She said her mother ran outside and found her neighbor screaming for help.
“My daughter was actually the one who heard the commotion outside and grabbed my mom,” Diosa explained.
According to Diosa, her mother’s neighbor said it all started with a dispute between her husband and son that eventually turned violent. Martins would not elaborate on a possible fight, but he did tell Eyewitness News police were called to the home in question for a domestic disturbance earlier in the year.
“It can happen anywhere,” Diosa said. “And for you to not really know who you live next door to, it’s really scary.”
Martins said police are waiting to see if the man at the hospital makes a recovery, so they can speak with him in the hopes of learning more about this incident.
Police believe there are no suspects at large at this time.