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Attleboro man sentenced to prison for road rage stabbing

FALL RIVER, Mass (WPRI) — An Attleboro man will spend the next three to five years in state prison for stabbing another man during a road rage incident last September.

Alfred Pond, 49, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing substantial injury, according to Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III.

“This is an example of why people should not take matters into their own hands and engage in a road rage confrontation,” Quinn said in a statement. “The victim is lucky he was not killed. Call the police and keep on driving.”

After receiving a 911 call on Sept. 20, 2018, police said they found the victim suffering from a serious stab wound to the chest. The man in his mid-20s provided responding officers with the suspect's license plate number before he was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment.

Police located Pond at his home and said as they questioned him, he admitted to stabbing the victim and told them where they could find the knife he had thrown out of his car window.

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