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Seaford Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Darnell Aiken, 20, of Seaford Darnell Aiken, 20, of Seaford

BRIDGEVILLE, Del. – A Seaford man is charged with attempted murder after police say he cut his girlfriend's throat.

Troopers responded to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Friday night just before 9 p.m. for reports of a female with a severe laceration to her neck. 

When troopers arrived, they were initially told an unknown suspect slashed the 20-year-old female's neck with a knife while she was on the front steps of her home on Nat Turner Street in Bridgeville. 

Police say further investigation revealed the woman and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Darnell Aiken of Seaford, were involved in a verbal altercation inside her home when Aiken went into the kitchen and grabbed a knife. 

According to police, Aiken then returned to the living room and swung the knife at the victim, causing the large laceration to her neck. 

Troopers say Aiken, along with another female in the house at the time, brought the victim to Nanticoke Hospital. According to police, Aiken threatened harm to them if they said what really happened.

Detectives took Darnell Aiken into custody at the hospital with some resistance and transported him back to Troop 5 in Bridgeville.  He was later charged with Attempted Murder 1st, Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Resisting Arrest, Terrorist Threatening, and Criminal Mischief to a police vehicle.  He was arraigned at JP3 and is being held without bail at Sussex Correctional Institution.

The victim's current condition and status are unknown.

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