Taunton Police Arrest Woman in Hospital Stabbing
TAUNTON — Taunton police have arrested a woman in connection to an "unprovoked" attack in which a Morton Hospital employee was stabbed outside the building Tuesday afternoon.
Police said that 28-year-old Victoria Disharoon of Taunton was arrested in Raynham at around 4 p.m. Wednesday and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
At around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Taunton Police responded to the city's Morton Hospital for a reported assault.
The victim, a 44-year-old Taunton woman, told officers that she was outside of the hospital on her break when she was approached from behind by a woman who pulled her ponytail and punched her several times in the back.
She said she felt like she was being stuck with something while being punched.
According to police, the victim also told them that she did not know Disharoon and that the attack was random and unprovoked.
She used her phone to snap a photo of the suspect as the assailant fled the scene.
Police said that while the victim was getting treated, multiple puncture wounds were found on her shoulders and neck.
After releasing the photo of the suspect, police said they received multiple tips from the public and from an outside police agency that led to Disharoon's identification and arrest.
According to police, during the investigation officers seized a small, handle-less pocket knife blade believed to have been used in the attack.
"This was great police work by our detectives and I want to thank the many people that sent in tips, leading to an arrest in this case," said Taunton Police Chief Edward Walsh.
Disharoon is set to be arraigned Thursday in Taunton District Court.