WAKEFIELD — Chief Steven A. Skory reports that a man was arrested this morning following a stabbing at a workplace.
ELVIN GUTIERREZ, AGE 34, OF CHELSEA was arrested and charged with:
- Assault to Murder
- Assault and Battery With a Dangerous Weapon (Knife)
At 8:25 a.m., Wakefield Police were dispatched to Produce Connection, 96 Audubon Road, for a report of an employee who had been stabbed. Upon arrival, officers provided aid to the victim and initiated an on-scene investigation through which they determined the victim was allegedly stabbed by a co-worker, identified as GUTIERREZ.
GUTIERREZ fled on foot into a marsh area at the end of Audubon Road, where he was subsequently located by Wakefield Police and a Massachusetts State Police K-9. He was taken into custody from deep within the marsh without incident.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment, and the extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.
Wakefield Police are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing.
These are allegations. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.