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Man arrested after alleged knife attack in Salt Lake City

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Feb 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-12 19:41:57-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A man is in custody after police say he cut a woman's throat Friday evening in Salt Lake City.

According to a statement released by Salt Lake City Police, 30-year-old Eric Jones was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on one count of aggravated assault.

The investigation began around 5 p.m. when officers responded to a call of a woman bleeding heavily in the 800 block of West Temple. Officers found her bleeding from her throat, and paramedics transported her to an area hospital in critical condition. After an emergency surgery, she was upgraded to critical but stable condition.

The victim told investigators that she had let Jones into her residence so he could take a shower, describing him as homeless.

At approximately 1 a.m. Saturday morning, officers found Jones in the area of 130 South 500 East and took him into custody.