Police arrest suspect in brutal Boardman stabbing

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Police have arrested a suspect that they say was responsible for the brutal stabbing of a woman in Boardman. 

Devin Nash, 24, turned himself into Youngstown police. He’s being transported to the Boardman Police Department on felonious assault and aggravated burglary charges.

Investigators say he is a neighbor of the victim, but they haven’t released a motive for the attack.

The attack happened about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at a house on Meadowbrook Avenue. 

According to police, the woman heard a knock at her door, and when she answered, a man forced his way in and stabbed her several times.

“She answered the door thinking it was one of her son’s friends. It was not. The male subject forced his way into the door and began cutting her with a knife — basically, an unprovoked attack,” said Sgt. Darrell Wagner. 

The woman was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where she underwent surgery. Her injuries are considered serious but not life-threatening, according to police. 

The victim told police she did not know her attacker. 

“It doesn’t appear to be a robbery attempt. At this point, there doesn’t really appear to be any motive,” Wagner said. 

There were three children inside the house at the time. 

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