For Immediate Release: 5/17/2011 3:13 pm
Worcester, MA (May 17, 2011) - On May 17, 2011 at approximately 10:05 AM Worcester Police responded to the area of 340 Lincoln Street for a reported stabbing and possible home invasion. As officers arrived at the scene they observed a 59 year old male victim standing in the middle of Lincoln Street bleeding. Also with the victim was a doctor who had just been driving by and observed the male bleeding. The doctor stopped and administered first aid to the man until the arrival of Worcester EMS.
According to witnesses, they observed two males, possible light skinned Hispanic or white, in their 20s, wearing all black clothing, running across Lincoln Street, heading towards Gorham Street. The victim was transported to UMass Hospital (university campus) and treated for his injuries. The victim is listed in good condition. He suffered multiple bruises and some superficial cuts to his arms and hand.
Police went to the victim’s apartment and discovered a scene which resembled a fight. It appears that the victim was attacked in his home and that an obvious struggle took place. According to the victim, he was upstairs in his home when he heard a noise downstairs. He went to investigate the noise and encountered two males who had forced entry into his home by climbing through a window. As the victim encountered the two males a fight ensued and at one point the victim and one of the suspects fought over a kitchen knife. After a brief but violent fight the suspects fled out the apartment and ran off on foot.
Worcester Police Detectives responded to the scene along with the Crime Scene Unit. Detectives interviewed witnesses while the Crime Scene Unit processed the scene for evidence. Detectives continue to canvass the area for additional possible witnesses as they try to obtain the suspect identity.
If anyone has information about this incident 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.
There is no additional information to be released at this time.