Meeting at Turlock park ends with knife to throat

local@modbee.comJuly 30, 2013 

— A meeting between exes to exchange belongings turned violent, police said.

The attack, which occurred about 5:45 p.m. Monday, ended when passers-by intervened and held the suspect.

According to authorities, Dan Rigney, 52, and the victim agreed to meet at Donnelly Park on Pedras Road to return each other's belongings after their relationship ended.

Rigney pulled a knife on the woman, cut her neck and threatened to kill her, according to police. People in the park intervened, holding Rigney on the ground until police arrived.

The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening, police said. She was listed in stable condition.

Police arrested Rigney on charges of attempted homicide, criminal threats and domestic battery.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Steve Rodrigues at (209) 668-5550, ext. 6626.

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