Puerto Rican journalist stable after stabbing

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  • September 7, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

José Raúl Arriaga, a journalist for Univisión Radio in Puerto Rico, was stabbed between 14 and 18 times early on Sept. 7 in the town of Corozal, reported El Nuevo Día. The 37-year-old journalist was taken to the hospital, where he was stable and alert, added Primera Hora.

According to PYSN Notiicias, authorities detained an 18-year-old suspect who admitted to being responsible for the attack. The motive behind the stabbing is unknown, but preliminary information suggests that the suspect knew Arriaga.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.