ProJo: Homeless Providence woman describes January stabbing: 'Now, I feel safe nowhere'

At a Tuesday news conference to call attention to the struggles faced by homeless people in R.I., Eileen Boarman recounted being stabbed in the hand Jan. 2 while she was sleeping in a pedestrian tunnel downtown.

PROVIDENCE — Eileen Boarman slept outside, even in the dead of winter, because it was one of the few places where she felt relatively safe.

But early on the morning on Jan. 2, as she slept inside a pedestrian tunnel between Kennedy Plaza and Waterplace Park, she was stabbed in the left hand by a passerby.

“Now, I feel safe nowhere,” Boarman said on Tuesday as she stood near the site where she was stabbed more than three months ago, surrounded by news cameras and homeless-rights advocates.

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