Woman stabbed to death, man wounded at MA library

Woman stabbed to death, man wounded at MA library

Woman stabbed to death, man wounded at MA library

Authorities said one person has been arrested in connection with the Saturday morning double stabbing at the Winchester Public Library.

A 23-year-old man stabbed to death a 22-year-old woman inside Winchester Public Library in MA on Saturday.

A 77-year-old man who tried to defend her was also stabbed.

A 22-year-old woman was stabbed to death while she was sitting in a MA library Saturday.

The woman was stabbed in the head and on her upper torso, according to the report. They were taken to area hospitals, and the extent of their injuries is unknown.

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The suspect, Jeffery Yao, 23, of Winchester, approached the woman and stabbed her multiple times with a 10-inch hunting knife at a library reading room table, Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said at a news conference. A motive for the stabbing has not yet been determined.

Yao is charged with murder and will appear in court Monday.

There will be a media availability at 2:00 p.m.at the Winchester Police Station located at 30 Mount Vernon Street in Winchester where District Attorney Ryan and Chief MacDonnell will provide additional information.

The library said on its Twitter feed that it would remain closed until Monday afternoon.

Ryan said the woman's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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