A 70-year-old woman was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries early Thursday after a stabbing in Mashpee, according to police.
She was taken to Rhode Island Hospital via a medical helicopter, and officials were awaiting an update on her condition later in the morning.
Mashpee Police Chief Scott Carline said at a Thursday morning press conference that the woman was one of two victims in the attack. The other victim, a 35-year-old man, was not stabbed but sustained a head injury and was taken to a hospital, he said. He has since been released.
The attack happened around 2:30 a.m. at Sea Oaks Condominiums on Falmouth Road, police said.
Officers arrested a naked man at the scene after a “violent struggle,” Carline said. The struggle reportedly started inside the condo and continued outside, ending as police deployed a Taser to subdue the suspect.
The man was taken to Falmouth Hospital for a medical evaluation; he was then released but remains in custody, police said. His name and the charges against him have not been disclosed.
Update: Andrew Mrozinski, 33, was the suspect taken into custody, police said later. After he was evaluated, he was charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, mayhem, and resisting arrest. Additional charges could still be added, according to police.
Carline declined to say whether the suspect knew the victims, but confirmed that the attack was not random and assured the public there was no ongoing safety concern.
His officers handled the situation well, he said, but “you hope these things never happen.”