Police: Cranston stabbing ‘not the result of a criminal act’

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — Police have determined that a stabbing in Cranston Wednesday morning was not criminal in nature.

Officers responded to a home on Oaklawn Avenue after learning a 36-year-old woman had been stabbed. The woman was rushed to Rhode Island Hospital, where she underwent surgery.

After speaking with the woman, police determined that the woman’s injury was not the result of a criminal act. Police did not elaborate how the woman came to be stabbed.

Photo: WPRI / Brian Yocono
Photo: WPRI / Brian Yocono

A local business owner said he was concerned, because crime does not usually happen in the quiet Cranston neighborhood.

“I’m trying to get more people to come to my business — not to be afraid of ‘hey I don’t want to go down that end anymore because of something like that happening.’ That’s another concern that went through my mind,” said David DeLuise of DeLuise Bakery. “It’s not good for the community. It’s not good for the neighborhood.”

Police said they’re not searching for a suspect in the case, and assured residents of the neighborhood that their safety has not been compromised.

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