Biddeford man stabbed on bridge; two arrested in connection with assault

Posted Nov. 21, 2011, at 9:12 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 21, 2011, at 10:33 a.m.

SACO, Maine — A Biddeford man is in the hospital recovering from stab wounds and head injuries and two people are under arrest following a weekend altercation on a bridge that connects Saco and Biddeford.

Police say the received a report just after 1 a.m. on Sunday about an altercation on the Elm Street Bridge.

After an investigation, police charged 20-year-old Jonathan Dowd with elevated aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and 21-year-old Tamer Tilahun with elevated aggravated and violation of conditions of release.

The victim, whose name was not made public, was assaulted with a knife and a brick. He was treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His injuries are serious but not considered life-threatening.


An early version of this story had an inaccurate headline. A man was stabbed on, not under, the bridge connecting Saco and Biddeford.