According to reports from the Norristown Police Department, a Norristown woman was transported from a corner store in the West End to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery on Saturday, after she was allegedly stabbed in the stomach by her boyfriend.
Police responded to Adelita's Mexican Market on the 300 block of West Marshall Street shortly after 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 for a report of a stabbing. On the scene, officers interviewed the victim, a 53-year-old Norristown woman, who told police she was stabbed by her boyfriend minutes earlier. Officers observed a puncture wound in her lower abdomen.
The woman identified her attacker as 53-year-old James Ryan, of the 500 block of Church Street. James had reportedly fled the scene and was seen travelling south on Astor Street. Police say the victim was reluctant to provide additional information about the attack. She was transported to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery from treatment of her injuries.
Officers interviewed store employees, who reported observing Ryan stab the victim on the store's security monitor. Police viewed the footage and reportedly observed Ryan walk to the rear of the store, stab the victim in the stomach and then exit the store.
Police visited the victim at the hospital to obtain additional information and the woman reportedly told officers that she and Ryan were arguing before she entered the store. The victim stated that Ryan followed her into the store and stabbed her with a folding pocket knife. The victim could not provide information regarding Ryan's whereabouts.
Police were called back to the location of the attack shortly after 8 p.m. by store employees who reported a pocket knife possibly used in the attack in the rear of the store. Police retrieved a Winchester folding pocket knife with a brown handle and the word "DAD" etched in the blade and placed it into evidence.
At approximately 8:50 p.m., police received a medical call on the 500 block of Astor Street and it was learned that the reporting person was James Ryan. Ryan was taken into custody at the scene. Officers reportedly recovered a black nylon Winchester knife case next to Ryan at the scene. Ryan reportedly told police the case was his. Ryan was transported to the police station where, during a search of his person, police reportedly recovered the victim's wallet.
Ryan is being charged with aggravated assault resulting in serious injury.