From the Daily News:
A 73-year-old man who allegedly stabbed his wife during an
argument is being held on suspicion of attempted murder, police said
Anchorage police arrested John Marshall Bagley on
Wednesday evening. At 6:36 p.m., a woman called police to report her
husband had stabbed her, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said in an
Police said the incident began when the woman and her
husband, identified as Bagley, got in a verbal fight inside their home
in the 13000 block of Back Road in South Anchorage.
left the home, and Bagley followed her into the backyard area, Castro
said. She then slipped and fell on ice, and Bagley began to stab her as
she was lying on the ground, Castro said.
At that point, a
neighbor who was walking by saw the stabbing and fired a gun into the
air to get Bagley's attention, Castro said. That stopped Bagley, and the
neighbor gave verbal commands until police came moments later and took
Bagley into custody, Castro said.
The woman was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and is in critical but stable condition, Castro said.
Bagley will be arraigned Thursday afternoon.