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Anchorage man indicted for attack on woman using walker

July 18, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage grand jury has indicted a man suspected of stabbing a 74-year-old woman as she used her walker near a park.

Twenty-eight-year-old Rigoberto Walker was indicted Wednesday on counts of attempted murder and felony assault.

Walker is represented by the Alaska Public Defender’s Office, which does not comment on pending cases. The office did not return an email request for comment Thursday.

Prosecutors say that on July 4, the injured woman was outside along a street behind Centennial Park.

Prosecutors say Walker approached with a large kitchen knife and attacked her. The woman suffered multiple stab wounds.

Two people came to the woman’s aid. Prosecutors say Walker threatened them with the knife.

Police arrested Walker a short time later. He is in custody at the Anchorage jail.

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