PEMBROKE (CBS) – The former boyfriend of a woman stabbed in Pembroke is now charged with assault with intent to murder.

Mario Facchini, 49, is being held on $250,000 bail following his arrest Saturday in Plymouth, hours after the stabbing occurred at Plymouth Street beach in Pembroke.

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Mario V. Facchini, 49, is accused of stabbing his former girlfriend in Pembroke. (Pembroke Police Department photo)

The 49-year-old victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds to her chest while inside her vehicle, then drove herself to South Street in Hanson. She was later airlifted to a Boston hospital with serious injuries. She was in critical condition following surgery on Saturday, police said.

A Pembroke cruiser responds to the area where a woman was stabbed. (WBZ-TV)

Neighbors described the area in Pembroke where the stabbing occurred as recreational and quiet–a place where people go to fish and spend time outdoors.

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Police arrested Facchini after an intense, day-long manhunt. Officers from Hanson, Halifax, Bourne, Mashpee, Wareham and Plymouth assisted in the search.

Facchini, who is also charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, is scheduled to be arraigned in Plymouth District Court on Monday.

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Police said Facchini has no known address and has been staying at motels.