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Update on Stabbing Incident at Washington Heights

For Immediate Release: 4/12/2013 3:48 pm

Worcester, MA (April 12, 2013) - On Friday April 12, 2013 at approximately 9:00 AM members of the Worcester Police Gang Unit went to 8 Seward Street to locate a suspect who was involved in the stabbing/slashing incident last evening at the Washington Heights apartment complex.

Investigators had worked throughout the evening and obtained sufficient probable cause to have a warrant issued for the arrest of Deondre Matthews, 18-years-old of 8 Seward Street.

Mr. Matthews, a known gang member here in the city, was placed under arrest for the warrant. The warrant was for Assault and Battery a Dangerous Weapon (knife), Armed Robbery and Mayhem.

This investigation is ongoing as police continue to look for the second suspect. 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.

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