Newport man charged with attempted homicide after knife attack

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NEWPORT — A Newport man is being held without bail and will face charges of attempted homicide, after an early morning knife attack.

Newport police say that Roberto Vargas, 53, of Newport, was taken into custody without incident after police responded to Central Street for a reported stabbing.

The incident took place at around 12:26 a.m. on Saturday morning.

According to a statement issued by police, the victim was transported to North Country Hospital by Newport Ambulance to be treated for her injuries.

Vargas is being held without bail at the Northern State Correctional Facility.

He will face charges of attempted homicide and aggravated domestic assault.

Newport police were assisted at the crime scene by the Vermont State Police, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, and the U.S. Border Patrol.

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