Cops: Freeport man faces attempted murder charge after stabbing woman

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A Freeport man was arrested inside his home Monday and charged with stabbing a woman there, Nassau police said.

Eric W. Smith, 44, of Archer Street, was arrested after police received a call about 5:30 a.m. from a woman who had been stabbed, police said in a news release.

When officers arrived, they found a 40-year-old woman standing in front of Smith's home bleeding from her face and arms, police said.

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The victim told the officers Smith was still in the home, where he was promptly arrested without incident, police said. The victim was taken to a hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.

Smith was charged with second-degree attempted murder, first- and second-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon in the fourth degree. He will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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