I missed the very beginning of this because I was out at a motorcycle crash, but sometime shortly after 10 p.m., a man walked into the emergency room at Saints Medical Center with a serious stab wound.
By the time I got back to the office, a MedFlight helicopter, pictured below, was on the way to the parking lot of Cawley Stadium to take the man to an undisclosed Boston trauma center.
Initial police radio broadcasts indicated police were looking for a tall white male in a white shirt in connection with this, but at midnight Lt. Frank Rouine told me police might not be ready to narrow the description down that much.
About 30 minutes after the victim walked into Saints, police found a crime scene in the area of 341 Lawrence Street but I couldn’t tell if that specific house or really any specific house was tied to this.
I didn’t see any crime scene tape up anywhere, but it sounds like police towed a vehicle in connection with this, and a cruiser was standing by the area. Police are not saying whether this is where the stabbing occurred.
Police couldn’t immediately tell me the victim’s age or identify him. They were just getting started on this investigation tonight, but Lt. Rouine and Sgt. Murray were both called in. I didn’t hear anything about the DA’s office being called in, so I’m hoping this isn’t life threatening.
Rouine didn’t want to speculate on whether the wounds are life-threatening, but he said the man’s wounds were serious.
“We’re preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” he said.
UPDATE: I spoke to Capt. Jonathan Webb about this tonight. The victim is 28-years-old, but Webb isn’t releasing where he’s from. He suffered “several knife wounds,” not necessarily stab wounds, and remains in very serious condition. Webb didn’t want to release further details at this point.
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