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Williamstown Man Charged with Slashing Woman's Throat with a Box Cutter

Monroe Township (Gloucester)

Police charged a man with attempted murder after he stabbed a woman and left her for dead in Monroe County.

According to authorities, Francisco Sanabria, of Williamstown was arrested Thursday and charged with attempting to murder a 53-year-old woman in his residence by cutting her throat with a box cutter knife.

According to police, officers responded to Sanabria’s residence at around 6 p.m. and found an unconscious and unresponsive woman with a severe neck injury at that location.

EMS rushed the woman to Cooper Medical Center in Camden where she underwent surgery for her wounds authorities said.

In addition to lacerations to the woman's throat, police said the woman had cuts on one of her hands.

Authorities said Sanabria was present during their arrival and taken into custody.

Police charged Sinabria with two counts of attempted murder; possession of a weapon or an unlawful purpose; aggravated assault and terroristic threats.

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Monroe Township Police Department are continuing the investigating.