Police investigating stabbing in Lewiston

Lewiston police talk to people at the corner of Howard and Walnut streets in Lewiston on Thursday night after a man was found bleeding with stab wounds to his chest.
Russ Dillingham | Sun Journal
Lewiston police talk to people at the corner of Howard and Walnut streets in Lewiston on Thursday night after a man was found bleeding with stab wounds to his chest.
Posted Oct. 03, 2013, at 11:23 p.m.
Lewiston police look for evidence in a stabbing at the corner of Ash and Howard streets in Lewiston on Thursday night.
Russ Dillingham | Sun Journal
Lewiston police look for evidence in a stabbing at the corner of Ash and Howard streets in Lewiston on Thursday night.
Lewiston police follow a trail of blood up Ash Street in Lewiston on Thursday night. A man was taken to the hospital by ambulance from the corner of Walnut and Shawmut streets. Police had the corner of Ash and Howard streets blocked off with crime-scene tape.
Russ Dillingham | Sun Journal
Lewiston police follow a trail of blood up Ash Street in Lewiston on Thursday night. A man was taken to the hospital by ambulance from the corner of Walnut and Shawmut streets. Police had the corner of Ash and Howard streets blocked off with crime-scene tape.

LEWISTON, Maine — One man was stabbed and another injured in a downtown fracas Thursday night on Ash Street, police said.

Shortly before 7 p.m., police were called to the corner of Ash and Howard streets for a fight. Minutes later, witnesses said, a man was seen stumbling down Howard before collapsing a few blocks away on Walnut Street.

That man was taken to Central Maine Medical Center. Police, meanwhile were searching along Ash and Howard streets, following trails of blood while searching for other victims and potential suspects.

Most witnesses in the area reported seeing nothing of significance: They heard some yelling, they said, followed by several people running away and seconds later, police arriving from all directions.

By 7:30 p.m., police had cordoned off a section of the street at the corner of Ash and Howard. Several officers were searching between buildings while others were speaking with neighbors.

A witness said one of the combatants might have run into an apartment house on Ash Street as police were arriving, although that could not be verified.

Later Thursday night, police said there were two victims as a result of the scrap, but there was no further information about the condition of the men.

A Lewiston police detective was called to investigate and was interviewing witnesses late Thursday night.

 

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