Bangor police seek stabbing suspect

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 20, 2009, at 7:25 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Police are looking for information about the stabbing early Thursday morning of a Hermon man on Hammond Street.

Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards said Thursday that the Police Department received a 911 call at 4:55 a.m. saying that someone had been beaten up in an apartment at 339 Hammond St.

When police officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old male, whose name is being withheld, outside the building suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Bangor Fire Department paramedics took the man to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he was admitted. Edwards said the man’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Reid declined to disclose how many times the man had been stabbed and where the wounds were located. He said the victim remained at EMMC late Thursday afternoon.

Bangor police Lt. Tim Reid said Thursday that city police have been canvassing the neighborhood in an effort to find potential witnesses and information about the circumstances that led to the stabbing.

According to Edwards and Reid, police have learned there was a social gathering at the apartment building in the hours before the stabbing. Edwards said the gathering began about 1 a.m. and that attendees had dispersed by the time police arrived.

The case remains under investigation by the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call 947-7382. Those who want to remain anonymous may call 947-7382, 95811 to leave a message on the department’s tip line.

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