January 24, 2020
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Woman stabbed near Portland soup kitchen, police say

CBS 13 | BDN
CBS 13 | BDN

A woman was stabbed Monday on Oxford Street in Portland.

Richard McDowell, 39, was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing, Portland police Lt. Robert Martin said.

Martin said that police officers were called about 12:25 p.m. to the area of Preble Street Resource Center on Oxford Street where several people were fighting. During the fight, a 32-year-old woman received a laceration to her hand, he said.

McDowell was identified as a suspect in the stabbing and located hiding in a hallway not far from the scene, Martin said. He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail.

The woman was taken to the Maine Medical Center where she was treated and released, he said.


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