MEXICO, Maine — A Main Street resident was assaulted Thursday night by several young males after he asked them to quiet down, according to Lt. Roy Hodsdon of the Mexico Police Department.
Hodsdon said Mexico police received a call from the 45-year-old Main Street resident at 11:17 p.m. who said a group of four or five younger males assaulted him.
“He said that the group of males were outside of his house, being disorderly,” Hodsdon said. “He went outside to tell them to quiet down, and the group ended up attacking him.”
According to the victim, one of the males did most of the attacking. Hodsdon said that Maine State Police, Rumford Police and Dixfield Police assisted in the investigation, but the males had fled the scene before any officers arrived.
The victim was taken to the Rumford Hospital, where he received stitches for a laceration on his face. He was released from the hospital the next day.
Hodsdon said that police have a suspect, but are waiting to interview the victim again before taking any further steps.
“Right now, we’re asking for anybody to call us if they hear anything,” Hodsdon said. “We’re looking for four or five males, aged 19 to 25.”
Hodsdon later added that he hopes to find the suspects immediately to “let people know that we won’t tolerate assaults like this going on in town.”