A 56-year-old woman, Marilyn Gallant, has survived an attack on her life in what would have been a case of murder-suicide.
However, the man who attempted to kill her, only succeeded in taking his own life after.
The woman is now in a stable condition at hospital.
Gallant, who resides in San Raphael, Arima was at the corner of Queen and Farfan streets in Arima last evening when she was attacked and chopped about her body by a man identified as Narine Singh.
Singh, a street vendor from Matura ran a short distance away and consumed a poisonous substance, taking his own life.