When police arrived and asked who was hurt, the man turned around to show them the knife stuck in his back
Revere Police arrived at a Proctor Avenue home Monday evening on a report of a stabbing and were met by the resident. According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
The 65-year-old victim responded to an officer's inquiries as to who was hurt by turning and showing them a large kitchen knife still stuck in his back just above the waistline.
The man told police his girlfriend, Diane Ambroso, 51, had put the knife there, allegedly "because she was drunk." As EMTs pulled up to treat and transport the man - whom police told not to pull the knife out - Ambroso pulled up in her car, and "began screaming at the officer to move his marked cruiser so she could park in the driveway," the DA's office says.
Ambroso was charged with charges of armed assault with intent to murder a person over 60 and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, according to the DA's office, which add she also faces a charge of operating under the influence as a second offense.
The victim was taken to Mass. General, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, the DA's office says.
Once at the station, Ambroso voiced a strong dislike for the first officer on sceene, referring to him in derogatory and scatological terms. A Revere Police lieutenant directed another officer to conduct the field sobriety tests. That officer asked if she had ever undergone sobriety testing before.
"Several times," she allegedly replied.
Practice, unfortunately, did not make perfect, and Ambroso allegedly failed every single test. During the final sequence, when instructed to stand on one leg, she complained that her legs were too heavy, then lost her balance.
Prosecutors asked for bail of $5,000. Chelsea District Court Judge D. Dunbar Livingston set bail at $500.