Maine man sought in connection with Mass. stabbing

Posted Dec. 06, 2012, at 10 a.m.

PEABODY, Mass. — Police are seeking a Maine man on a charge of attempted murder after an early morning stabbing yesterday at Homewood Suites.

A clerk at the Route 1 hotel called police at 1:08 a.m. to report that a guest had come to the lobby saying he’d been stabbed, according to the police log. The victim, a 47-year-old man, was subsequently transported to Massachusetts General Hospital by ambulance with a knife wound to his upper chest, Sgt. Robert Waugh said.

Police were seeking a warrant yesterday in connection to the incident for Peter Thomas Colburn, 45, of Berwick, Maine, on charges of attempted murder, domestic assault and battery, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

An officer who arrived on the scene shortly after the emergency call reported seeing a white vehicle with Maine license plates leaving the area, Waugh said. A subsequent police search failed to yield any suspects.

The investigation is ongoing.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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