Man in critical condition after Kennedy Plaza stabbing


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police say a man is undergoing surgery after he was stabbed Wednesday morning in the area of Kennedy Plaza.

According to Major David Lapatin, the victim was driven to Rhode Island Hospital by private vehicle and he’s currently in critical condition.

No word at this time on any suspects or what led up to the stabbing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as we work to learn more.

The stabbing is the latest in a string of violent incidents being investigated by Providence police, but it’s unclear at this time whether any of those are connected.

Police said they responded to two separate stabbings on Monday: one on Kenwood Street around 11:15 a.m. and another at 11:45 p.m. on Superior Street.

Prior to that, there have been several other stabbings, shootings and assaults in the city, two of which were fatal.

Mayor Jorge Elorza said Providence police have been working with Rhode Island State Police in an effort to address the recent increase in violence, but maintained that overall crime is down in Providence.

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