Acushnet Police Department Press Release
On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at approximately 11:37PM, a 911 call was received from a female who reported being stabbed on Carol Street. The suspect, a male party known to her, then fled the home into the nearby woods. On arrival, responding Acushnet Police officers found the victim conscious and alert but suffering from two stab wounds to the neck.
While the 58 year old victim was being transported by Acushnet Fire/ Rescue ambulance to St Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Acushnet Police officers quickly set up a perimeter around the area to search for the suspect. Acushnet Police were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Mattapoisett Police Department, the Mass. State Police as well as the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office and Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.
Approximately 41 minutes from the initial 911 call (at 12:18AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2023) , the 41-year-old suspect was located in a nearby wooded area and taken into custody without further incident.
He is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (to wit: knife) as well as assault and battery on a household/family member. He is set to be arraigned today at Third District Court in New Bedford.
The victim is currently in stable condition.
No further information will be released at this time.
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