Maine State Police say a 21-year-old woman was stabbed inside her home in Trenton early Wednesday, and a man was later found in nearby woods with self-inflicted stab wounds.

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The injured woman ran to a neighbor's house around 1 a.m. to report the stabbing, according to the Maine Public Safety Department.  State Troopers and Game Wardens followed footprints in the snow and found the suspect, 48-year-old James Stanton about an hour after the stabbing was reported.

Stanton and the young woman live in the same house on Oak Point Road, police said.  The man was airlifted by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor  to be treated for severe knife wounds.  He has been charged with aggravated assault and is now under police guard.

Police say the young woman’s wounds are less severe.  She was transported by ambulance to the same hospital.  Her name is not being released.

State Police detectives plan to search the house in Trenton on Wednesday as they continue the investigation.

 

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