HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (PIX11) – A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing an 88-year-old woman while they were arguing at a Hempstead house Monday evening, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

Police said an argument between 32-year-old Teron C. Ringgold and the victim escalated when he grabbed a knife and slashed the woman multiple times. The woman was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Ringgold was located by police officers on Greenwich Street and was taken into custody following a struggle, according to authorities.

He’s been charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and menacing a police officer.

If you or anyone you know is a victim of Domestic or Gender-Based Violence, you can call the NYC 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE, dial 311 or visit the Family Justice Center in your borough. Find more domestic violence resources online.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.