WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The victim of an apparently random stabbing in a Rhode Island pharmacy continues to recover in the hospital.
Police on Tuesday identified the victim of Sunday’s attack in a Warwick Rite-Aid as 18-year-old store employee Alyssa Garcia.
Police also credited two men who rushed to her aid with saving her life. They were identified as co-worker 19-year-old Connor Devine and 51-year-old Stanley Bastien.
The suspect, 41-year-old Jacob Gallant, of Westport, Massachusetts, is being held on $100,000 bail on a charge of assault with intent to murder and has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation.
His family told police that he has been struggling with the recent death of his grandmother. The family in a statement expressed sympathy for the victim and thanks for the good Samaritans who stepped in.
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