Worker stabbed at welcome center

Police arrest Caryl Bowman Cordaro, seek more information about the crime

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  • The Welcome Center in Matamoras.

— A maintenance worker at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center in Matamoras was stabbed Saturday night in the head and right hand as he was cleaning a bathroom, according to the Pennsylvania State Police at Blooming Grove.

Caryl Bowman Cordaro, 37, of no known address, was arrested and charged with robbery, aggravated assault, and possessing the instruments of a crime.

According to police, Cordaro attacked Raymond Diaz, 49, of Port Jervis from behind as Diaz was working. Diaz was able to fight off his attacker and run for help to a neighboring business.

Members from the state police at Blooming Grove's patrol and criminal investigation units responded at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. A joint search ensued, conducted by the state police, the Eastern Regional Pike Police, and Port Jervis police departments.

They found Cordaro, who was later identified by a witness, police said.

Diaz was treated at Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis and later released.

Anyone with information about the crime is urged to call the Blooming Grove barracks at 570-226-5718.

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