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Woman cut with a box cutter in Springfield last weekend


The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries but his life is not in danger after he fought off his attacker and fled.

A 31-year-old Springfield man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly slitting a woman’s throat in the city with a box cutter.

According to the victim, the man, whom she did not know and who police later identified as Jovan Murphy, followed her onto Union Street around 3:45 a.m. He then held a box cutter around her neck and slit her throat while she fought him. and fled, police said.

Officers responded to the scene and provided medical treatment until the woman was transported to Baystate Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Members of the Springfield Police Real-Time Analysis Center took a photo of the suspect. Officers then found Murphy around Montpelier Street where they arrested him.

Additional charges were filed when officers identified Murphy as the suspect in a May 3 attack and sexual assault.

Murphy is currently charged with two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of armed assault to murder, armed kidnapping with sexual assault, aggravated rape, and more Again.


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