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A woman and her 13-year-old daughter were stabbed by a male family member in their Santa Cruz-area mobile home early this morning, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office was notified of a disturbance in the 2500 block of Portola Drive, between Santa Cruz and Capitola, at 6:52 a.m. When Deputy Pat Dimick arrived at the home, he found the suspect, 45-year-old Christopher Lindner, choking the woman, sheriff’s officials said.
Dimick use a Taser stun gun on Lindner and took him into custody. The 36-year-old woman had suffered multiple slash and stab wounds to her face and hands, sheriff’s Deputy April Skalland said. Her daughter had stab wounds on the inside of her throat and mouth. The victims, who are related to Lindner, were transported to a hospital and treated for their injuries. Both are expected to recover, according to the sheriff’s office. Skalland declined to disclose the nature of Lindner’s relationship to the victims. Lindner was transported to a hospital for clearance, then booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder.
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