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VALLEY LEE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman is fighting for her life after an attempted murder in Valley Lee, Md., according to St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office authorities.

Authorities say the 46-year-old woman was found outside a home at 2:09 a.m. She suffered a severe laceration to her neck and was in critical condition when she was transported to MEDSTAR St. Mary's Hospital, say authorities. "Once the victim was stabilized, she was transported to a regional trauma center for further treatment and remains in critical condition," wrote sheriff's office authorities in a press release.

A 31-year-old man was taken into custody at a relative's home in Calvert County, according to authorities.

Authorities expect to release more details later in the investigation.