San Pedro man charged for attempted murder of female resident

By Michelle Sutherland

A construction worker and resident of San Pedro town was arrested on a number of criminal charges for allegedly attacking a woman last Wednesday and inflicting multiple cut wounds to her neck.

Gilbert Anthony Palacio, 28, of the San Mateo area of the island was arrested for ‘grievous harm’, ‘use of deadly means of harm’ and ‘attempted murder’ for allegedly attacking 45-year-old Alexia Del Carmen Melendez.
Melendez told police that on October 25th, around 3:45 p.m. while she was walking home on an unnamed street also in the San Mateo area, Palacio, who was riding a bicycle, attacked her with a knife.

Melendez received multiple cut wounds to the lower left side of her neck and was transported to the San Pedro Poly Clinic for treatment.
Police say that the motive for the attack remains unknown.

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