Kittery police charge NH woman in stabbing with scissors

Posted Sept. 24, 2012, at 9:53 a.m.

KITTERY, Maine — Police in Maine have charged a New Hampshire woman with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon after she allegedly stabbed a man with a pair of scissors.

Kittery Police Chief Paul Callaghan said officers went to a home at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday after a man called to say he had been stabbed.

The chief said police found a 69-year-old man who lives at the home bleeding from a cut to his stomach. He was taken to a hospital with injuries that were considered serious, but not life-threatening.

A woman in the house, 36-year-old Layla Bautista-Gaspar of Portsmouth, N.H., was arrested.

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Callaghan told the Portsmouth Herald that circumstances surrounding the stabbing were still under investigation.

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