June 24, 2018
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Woman, 18, stabbed during Bangor fireworks show; police seek female suspect

By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Police are looking for a female suspect involved in a Fourth of July stabbing that occurred near the Dunkin’ Donuts on Main Street.

During the fireworks show over the Penobscot River, officers responded around 9:45 p.m. to reports of two women who were fighting.

At some point during the fight, a third female intervened, pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the women — once in the back and once in the chest, according to Bangor police Sgt. Paul Edwards. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

She is described as a “rugged” white female with curly, shoulder-length red hair. She was wearing a dark shirt and dark pants at the time of the fight, according to police.

The victim in the stabbing is an 18-year-old woman from Bangor, according to Edwards, who said her injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.

A 42-year-old Glenburn man tried to stop the assault and was cut on the hand, Edwards said.

Anyone who witnessed or has information about the incident is asked to call Bangor police Detective Jim Carr at 947-7382. Those who wish to remain anonymous may press 6 to use the tip line.

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