SLC Police say woman arrested for attempted murder stabbed neighbor 12 times

Posted at 3:20 PM, Nov 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-18 20:10:01-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Police have arrested a woman on an attempted murder charge Saturday after she allegedly stabbed her neighbor in the neck Wednesday.

Salt Lake City Police said Saturday that 23-year-old Dyann Hernandez was arrested and booked into jail.

The woman was wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred early Wednesday morning in the area of 800 West Arapaho Ave.

Police say the woman stabbed her neighbor multiple times in the neck before fleeing the scene, and they said they believe the attack stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the two.

According to a statement of probable cause, the victim was stabbed 12 times in the neck area. Police stated he was  “stabbed in his spinal cord and is currently unable to breathe without medical assistance.”

The man was taken to a hospital in serious condition Wednesday and police have not yet provided an update on his condition.