Police: Arrest made in East Providence stabbing

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — East Providence police say they have made an arrest following a stabbing that occurred Thursday on High Street.

Albert Parenteau, 43, was arrested after police say they received a tip indicating that Parenteau was seen walking on or near High Street at around 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Parenteau faces multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of violating a no contact order.

According to Lieutenant Ray Blinn of the East Providence Police Department, police originally responded to a call regarding a man covered in blood walking on High Street. By the time police arrived, the man had disappeared, but officers saw a trail of blood that led into a home, according to Blinn.

Blinn stated that the victim was in the house and uncooperative when officers arrived. He allegedly told police that he had simply fallen down the stairs, but officers determined another man had stabbed the victim and fled, according to Blinn.

Police say the victim was transported to Rhode Island Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.