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Samaritan injured while helping

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A Chaves County Sheriff’s deputy tests his radio out around mile marker 134 of North Main Street as authorities began to leave the scene of where a woman flagging down traffic had allegedly cut someone for reasons currently unknown. (Trevier Gonzalez Photo)

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A person traveling along U.S. Highway 285 that had stopped to offer assistance to a woman on the side of the road was cut for reasons not yet known.

At about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday, authorities and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to mile marker 134 of North Main Street, approximately 24 miles north of central Roswell, in reference to a stabbing.

Multiple Chaves County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene, but said the New Mexico State Police was handling the investigation.

According to the NMSP’s public information officer, Carl Christiansen, a woman had her vehicle on the side of the road and was flagging down traffic.

A passerby had stopped to assist.

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“Sometime during that time frame, the female cut the person on the hand and then fled the scene,” Christiansen said.

“They were not related and (it is) unknown what escalated the situation.”

Police said the cut individual had refused medical treatment.

At 4 p.m. Wednesday, the NMSP informed the Daily Record that officers were attempting to locate the vehicle with the female.

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.