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GROTON, N.Y.—The Village of Groton Police Department has issued a press release after a large response to a house in the village late Wednesday night.

Police received a call at 11:43 p.m. reporting a stabbing at a house on Barrows Street in Groton. When officers arrived, they discovered a woman upstairs in the house suffering from a life-threatening stab wound to her left leg and screaming for help. The woman, 30 years old, is a resident of the house.

The victim was stabilized at the scene, then transported to Groton High School via Groton Ambulance. A landing zone was established and the victim was flown by helicopter to Upstate Medical Center.

The suspect in the stabbing, Carlito Rosado, 36 years old, was still at the residence when police arrived. He was taken into custody without incident. Police said witness interviews revealed that Rosado and the victim had an argument that led to Rosado stabbing the woman with a steak-knife, while there were “children being in close proximity of the altercation.”

Rosado was then charged with third degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, second degree assault, second degree menacing, second degree reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and second degree criminal contempt. The first two charges are felonies.

While the victim’s identity was released, The Ithaca Voice is not identifying her. There was no information released on her condition.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com