A temporary worker at housewares injection molder United Solutions Corp. is being held on $100,000 bail after he allegedly slashed two co-workers at the Leominister, Mass., company.
Aaron Noe Camey Valenzuela, 23, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder Feb. 1.
Lt. Michael Goldman of the Leominster Police Department said Valenzuela, an alleged illegal immigrant from Guatemala, also faces two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and another count of assault and battery for an incident that started around 7 a.m. on Jan. 31.
Goldman said the suspect approached his former girlfriend at her workstation at United Solutions and started punching her. When a female co-worker tried to intervene, he allegedly used a razor to slash his girlfriend's throat, and another woman's face.
Police said a company foreman pulled Valenzuela away and forced him outside, where the suspect allegedly cut his own wrists, abdomen and neck, and then fled into the woods.
Valenzuela later surrendered to the police in an apple orchard.
Goldman said Valenzuela was treated and released from a local hospital. He was transferred to the court, where bail was set Feb. 1.
The ex-girlfriend underwent emergency surgery and was in stable condition, according to a report in the Boston Globe. The condition of the second woman was unknown.
The police said Valenzuela is facing a warrant from the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and said that he was deported in 2006. ICE did not comment on the case.
Goldman said that the suspect had worked at United Solutions at least a month and that the company had transferred him from a different workstation than his girlfriend after an earlier argument.
United Solutions, which makes housewares, was formerly known as United Plastics. The company did not return phone calls for this report.
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