Police searching for suspect in Portland stabbing

Posted Nov. 09, 2012, at 11:46 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 09, 2012, at 12:07 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A man was taken to the hospital for treatment of stab wounds Thursday night, and police are searching for the suspect.

City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said in a news release officers went to Front Street and found a 37-year-old man bleeding from a puncture wound to his back in the entryway of an apartment building.

The man was stabilized at the scene and taken to Maine Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

The suspect, Justin Renna, 21, remains on the loose Friday morning, Clegg said. Witness notified officers that Renna fled the scene on foot.

A search of the area utilizing a canine unit proved unsuccessful. Renna is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should contact Portland police at 874-8533.