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Stonington police responded to a stabbing at 77 Mechanic St. on Saturday morning, Nov. 30, 2019. The victim, a woman, was transported to Westerly Hospital with life-threatening injuries. As of noon Saturday, the attacker was still at large. Corey Fyke, The Westerly Sun

STONINGTON — Police have identified a suspect in the stabbing of a Pawcatuck woman on Saturday morning. 

According to Capt. Todd M. Olson in a news release, police are looking for Carlton T. Henderson, 43, of 77 Mechanic St., Apt. #1, on the strength of an active arrest warrant on domestic-related charges.

Henderson was last seen Saturday morning after the stabbing, which left a woman at the address with life-threatening injuries, driving a tan 2005 Nissan Maxima with a Connecticut license plate number AL73560 .

Police are asking anyone with information on Henderson's whereabouts to call the Stonington Police Department at 860-599-4411.

The woman, whom police declined to identify, is still in the hospital, but no information on her condition was available.

After the 8:13 a.m. incident on Saturday, Henderson fled the scene before police arrived. Stonington and state police remained at the scene for the rest of the day.

The State Police Eastern District Major Crimes Squad was on-scene until past midnight Saturday, with forensic technicians clad in white suits collecting evidence.

The investigation is still active, according to Olson.

On Sunday, Stonington Middle School, where one of the children of the victims is a student, sent a note to families.

"As many of you are aware, a tragic incident involving one of our SMS families occurred this weekend," wrote Principal Tim Smith. "When we return to school tomorrow, our goal is to support this student and family to the fullest extent.

"While this event may elicit many conversations among students and families, out of respect and privacy for the family, we would like to ask that these conversations not take place during the school day."

Smith also said members of the school's administration and mental health team would be available for any students who wished to discuss the situation.

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