Fall River police identify suspect in Sunday’s stabbing

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE)- The Fall River Police Department has identified the suspect who left a man in critical condition after stabbing him on Sunday night.

Police said that 24-year-old Chance Costa stabbed the victim numerous times on Plymouth Avenue.

Officers were able to place Costa under arrest following a brief foot pursuit.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he was treated for his stab wounds.

Police said that the victim is conscious and in stable condition.

Investigators were able to find that the victim and Costa are acquaintances.

Costa is facing preliminary charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing substantial injury, as well as armed assault to murder.

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