Crime

New Hampshire man arrested in fatal Worcester restaurant stabbing

Police arrested 28-year-old Carlos Asencio, of Derry, after others at the restaurant overpowered him and held him until officers arrived.

O'Connor's Restaurant & Bar was the scene of the stabbing of a 31-year-old woman Wednesday. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was fatally stabbed at a restaurant in Worcester  and a suspect from New Hampshire is in police custody.

Worcester police say the 31-year-old victim, whose name wasn’t released, was attacked Wednesday night at O’Connor’s Restaurant. They say a restaurant patron from Connecticut who rushed to help the woman also was stabbed and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police arrested 28-year-old Carlos Asencio, of Derry, after others at the restaurant overpowered him and held him until officers arrived.

The Telegram & Gazette reports Asencio had previously dated the woman. He was expected to be arraigned Friday on charges of murder, armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and other offenses.

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It was unclear if he had a lawyer authorized to speak on his behalf.