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January 10, 2014

Holy Family triple-stabbing suspect held without bail

By Sara Brown

---- — METHUEN – Yan Carlos Nunez, 20, of Lawrence, who allegedly stabbed three workers with scissors at Holy Family Hospital Wednesday night, is being held without bail at the Middleton Jail.

He was arraigned yesterday on three counts of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault with intent to murder and three counts of assault on an ambulance personal at Lawrence court.

According to Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, there was no discussion of the facts of the case during the arraignment in Lawrence District Court.

Police said Nunez apparently obtained the scissors from inside the Behavioral Health Unit at the hospital.

Judge Michael Brooks ordered Nunez to be held without bail at the jail pending a court hearing Jan. 17.

Police said Nunez attacked a female staff member, cutting her on the scalp and face. He then allegedly stabbed another female worker in the arm. The male staff worker received stab wounds in the shoulder and neck area while restraining Nunez, according to Police Capt. Randy Haggar.

Officials said their injuries are “superficial non-life threatening stab wounds.”

Nunez remained under police guard in a secure area at the hospital until his arraignment yesterday.

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