For Immediate Release: 4/22/2017 8:00 pm
Worcester, MA (April 22, 2017) - Officers working the 3 PM to 11 PM shift were informed at roll call that probable cause existed for the arrest of a male suspect that was involved in a stabbing incident on Austin Street earlier in the day. Officers were provided a detailed description of the suspect.
At approximately 4:11 PM, an officer on patrol observed the suspect back at the Austin Street address where the original incident took place. The officer exited his vehicle and called out his name. The suspect attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended without incident.
The male was placed under arrest and charged with Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Malicious Destruction of Property over the Value of $250.00 and Larceny over the Value of $250.00.
The latter charges were the result of an earlier altercation/incident on the same day that involved the suspect, the victim and the victim’s girlfriend. The girlfriend was or is in a relationship with the suspect.
Due to the fact that the suspect was or is in a domestic relationship with the victim’s girlfriend, the name will be withheld due to the new domestic violence laws that prohibit the release of named defendants and/or victims.
The victim is in good condition and being uncooperative with investigators that are working this case.
The suspect will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Original Press Release:
Suspect Sought after Male Stabbed During Fight on Austin Street
Worcester, MA (April 22, 2017) - On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at approximately 10:12 AM, Worcester Police responded to an Austin Street apartment for a report of a stabbing. Upon the officers arrival they met with a 27-year-old male victim. The victim was suffering from a cut above his left eye. The victim was conscious alert.
Worcester EMS arrived at the scene and provided medical aid prior to being transported to a local hospital.
Officers learned that the victim and a male suspect were in a verbal argument when it escalated into a physical altercation. During the fight the suspect produced a knife and cut the victim above the eye. The suspect fled the scene on foot once the fight was over.
Witnesses provided a physical description of the suspect. Several officers searched the area for the suspect with negative results.
Officers have identified the suspect and a warrant for his arrest will be sought. The warrant will be for Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (knife).
Members of the WPD Crime Scene Unit arrived and processed the area.
This investigation is ongoing, if anyone has information about the suspect’s whereabouts they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.