Man accused of stabbing 8-year-old, 2 adults in Providence faces judge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police are investigating stabbing incident where three people were hurt, including an 8-year-old boy.

The stabbing happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday on Reynolds Avenue.

Maj. David Lapatin said police arrested 22-year-old Victor Espinal at the home after two adults were stabbed once and an 8-year-old was stabbed multiple times.

Espinal appeared in court on Wednesday on felony assault charges.

Neighbors told an ABC 6 News crew on scene they heard a woman screaming from the second floor apartment.

The incident drew a large police presence, with officers going in and out of the multi-level home.

Lapatin said all three people were brought to the hospital and none of their injuries are life-threatening.

Police said it’s a domestic incident, as everyone involved is related.

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