Police: Suspect in custody in stabbing death of man in store

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 27-year-old man is in custody on charges stemming from a stabbing death in a North Providence convenience store, police said.

North Providence Police say Christopher Carbajal, 27, is facing charges of murder, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest in the death of Brian Cervini, 60.

North Providence Police Chief Arthur J. Martins says first responders were called to a Smith Street convenience store at about 4 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports of a stabbing.

Police say Cervini was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

With help from witnesses, police later found the suspect and took him into custody after a brief struggle. The knife used in the stabbing was recovered inside the store.

Martins says police don’t have a motive for the stabbing.

Carbajal is due in court Monday. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.


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