HUDSON, Colo. (CBS4)– Neighbors have been credited with saving the life of a woman who was stabbed in Hudson.

The stabbing happened on Sunday morning at a home on Weld County Road 47. Investigators say Johnny Cordova stabbed the woman after a fight.

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Neighbors struck Cordova, 41, with gardening tools to stop him.

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“It very quickly escalated to a situation where there were 10 or 12 emergency responder vehicles,” said neighbor Zack Owens. “Just craziness… we’ve never seen this large of a response out here. We’re a real tight-knit community.”

Deputies in Weld County investigate a stabbing in Hudson (credit: CBS)

Deputies in Weld County investigate a stabbing in Hudson (credit: CBS)

The victim was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center in critical condition.

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Cordova, will be processed in the Weld County Jail after he recovers from his injuries.

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(credit: CBS)