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Bangor man charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing woman

40-year-old Joshua McAuliffe was taken into custody following a violent incident on Westland Street.
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 12:38 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2020 at 1:32 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Bangor man is charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Bangor Wednesday morning.

Police say 40-year-old Joshua McAuliffe was taken into custody following a violent incident on Westland Street.

Police were called to a home there just before 7:30 after receiving a report a woman had been stabbed.

Officers arrived to find the victim had suffered very serious injuries.

She was taken to a local hospital for emergency treatment.

Her status is unknown at this time.

McAuliffe is also charged with elevated aggravated assault as well as endangering the welfare of a child.

“The endangering the welfare of a child charge comes from the fact that unfortunately there were children home and they were exposed to this incident when it happened. I can’t get into the specifics beyond that but I can tell you that that charge is appropriate for what happened this morning."

Sgt. Wade Betters, Bangor Police Department

Police say the investigation is ongoing and that the children are in safe place.

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous domestic situation, there are resources available, including Partners for Peace.

“Our helpline is here 24/7 at 1-800-863-9909. It is confidential. It’s a space for anyone to call and gain non-judge mental support, and most importantly a listening ear."

Casey Faulkingham, Partners for Peace

“Reach our to Partners for Peace or someone you trust, a friend, coworker, faith group, somebody. Just reach out for help. When your ready, we’ll be here to listen," said Betters.

McAauliffe is expected to make a court appearance Friday.

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