WATERVILLE, Maine — Police are investigating a stabbing that sent one man to the hospital Tuesday evening.
According to Waterville Deputy Chief William Bonney, the incident occurred on Moor Street around 6 p.m.
The victim, a 21-year-old man, had been stabbed and the stomach but was conscious and alert when police arrived, according to Bonney. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.
After investigation, police determined the suspect is Ashley Boivin, 32, a neighbor of the victim, according to Bonney.
A verbal altercation in the street between numerous parties led to the incident, and Boivin allegedly became involved, then the situation escalated into a physical confrontation.
Bonney said Boivin fled the scene after the stabbing, and police are searching for her. She likely will be charged with elevated aggravated assault upon being taken into custody.
The victim is in stable condition at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta.
Police don’t believe Boivin is a threat to the public, but anyone who sees her is asked to call Waterville police at 680-4700.
Later Tuesday, Waterville police were investigating a separate attack that occurred at the same scene on Moor Street, in which a 19-year-old woman was assaulted by three people allegedly involved in the original verbal confrontation.
Bonney said the 19-year-old was assaulted because it was believed she assisted police in the investigation of the earlier stabbing. The victim was not seriously injured.
As a result of the second incident, Colby Dyer, 26, of Waterville was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault because of his relationship with the victim. JennyLee McLean-Miller, 31, and Priscilla Pagliaroli, 20, both of Waterville, were summoned for assault, Bonney said.