Woman charged after stabbing father of her children repeatedly, police say

Officers were called around 11:45 p.m. to 440 block of Ward Avenue

Man in critical condition after being stabbed by wife during argument, police say
Man in critical condition after being stabbed by wife during argument, police say

SAN ANTONIO – A 35-year-old woman has been arrested after she stabbed the father of her children repeatedly during an altercation late Thursday night, San Antonio police said.

Maria Elisa Arguelles, 35, has been taken into police custody.

Police were called around 11:45 p.m. to a home in the 440 block of Ward Avenue, not far from South Hackberry Street on the city’s South Side after receiving reports of a stabbing.

According to police, officers arrived to find a man bleeding in a neighbor’s driveway.

Police said Arguelles and the victim, a 38-year-old man, were arguing for some unknown reason when she stabbed the man in his arm, leg and abdomen.

Authorities said a blood trial led back to the home after he fled the residence.

Police said Arguelles was detained without incident at the scene. She is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The 38-year-old victim was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center for his injuries. He is listed in stable condition.


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