Middleton Stabbing Leaves 13-Year-Old Girl In Critical Condition

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MIDDLETON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Officials from the Middleton Police Department say that a 13-year-old girl faced life-threatening injuries from a stabbing Friday morning.

54-year-old Paul Salvaggio of Middleton is being held without bail after he allegedly stabbed both his daughter and wife. Officials say that they received a 911 call from the mother, who reported the stabbing. The mother victim was stabbed as she tried to protect her daughter, though police say she faced non-life-threatening injuries.

The daughter victim was brought to Beverly Hospital and transferred to Boston Children's Hospital where she remains in critical but stable condition, the Essex District Attorney's office said.

Officials say arriving officers restrained Salvaggio and brought him into police custody, charging him with two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a child, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury.

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Salvaggio was entered on a not guilty plea on his behalf, and was ordered to be held pending a dangerousness hearing on April 15. The defendant was arraigned for his charges on Friday, the Salem District Court told WBZ NewsRadio.

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