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Police: Fresno rehab clinic patient stabs therapist

Raymond White, 29, is accused of stabbing a therapist at a southwest Fresno substance abuse rehabilitation facility.
Raymond White, 29, is accused of stabbing a therapist at a southwest Fresno substance abuse rehabilitation facility. Fresno Police Department

A therapist was in extremely critical condition Monday afternoon after she was stabbed repeatedly by a patient at a southwest Fresno substance abuse recovery center, police said.

Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez said the 55-year-old therapist, whose name was not made public, was stabbed in the neck, upper torso and arms around 1 p.m. while working at the Comprehensive Addiction Programs Inc. facility at 2445 W. Whites Bridge Ave. She was rushed into surgery at Community Regional Medical Center. Her wounds are life-threatening, Gomez said.

Investigators believe Raymond White, 29, left a group session and walked to the victim’s office, Gomez said. The two spoke, then White stabbed the woman multiple times. Police aren’t sure what, if anything, caused the attack. White then left the clinic.

Police found White in some abandoned buildings at 2855 W. Whites Bridge Ave.

White was on parole for grand theft and was booked on the parole violation. Gomez said White also will be charged with either assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder, depending on the investigation.

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